St Ita (Ida or Ides) is known as the Foster Mother of God’s Saints, because so many of the children she raised became holy.
One way of another, parents of all sorts – adoptive, natural, spiritual parents – are given the responsibility of other human beings, and they have to somehow help their children reach the holiness of their full potential in Christ. Parents are given their children to love and educate, to guide and direct towards Christ, through the maze and swamp of a world that is filled with temptation and sin.
How does one turn one’s children into holy people? How did St Ita manage to plant the right seeds into the hearts of her children, at the right time, in the right manner so that they grew and brought forth the fruit of Christ’s image into their being? How did she manage to set the spiritual foundation so that these children would grow to become the likes of St Brendan the Navigator?
More information on the icon on the dedicated blog:
Hand-painted icon on natural wood, traditionally double reinforced on the back for longer life.
Painted with egg tempera.
Dimensions: 21 cm x 29 cm.
Cost: 360 UK pounds, plus shipping costs.
Commission going to Canada.
More information on our dedicated blog: http://icons.mullmonastery.com/st-ita-raising-up-saints/