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Ita Tile - PatriArts Gallery

Ita Tile

  • 4200


St. Ita

Also known as Deirdre, Ida, Ide, Meda, Mida, Ytha, Dorothy or Dorothea

Feast Day: January 15


"Foster Mother to the Saints of Ireland" 

Patron of Killeedy

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Actual size: 6" x 8" x 1/4" thick or 8" x 10" x 1/4" thick

Signed and dated; wire hanger is attached to the back. The tiles can also be mounted permanently on a wall, as with any ceramic tile. (Let us know if you don't want the wire hanger on the back.)

Some of the symbolic imagery:

Ita, wearing a veil, keys and cross at her waist, smiles at a young girl who is playing the flute, as two of her boy students look on, waiting for their own lessons to begin. One boy is mischievous and tempts the dog with a ball, the other is contemplative, resting his elbows on a piece of Celtic embroidery. A dozing cat sits above a stack of tomes; a basket of strawberries is in the foreground and a dove appears to illuminate the background. The Celtic border depicts the word ITA (which in Latin, means "thus.") There are symbols of "three" throughout, including the question posed by one of her most famous students, Brendan the Navigator: What three things does God most love? The answer is below: True faith with a pure heart...a simple, spiritual life...with generous acts of charity.



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