Oil Dedicated to St Attracta
St Attracta from A Blessed Call To Love, Ireland.
Saint Attracta, also known as Saint Attracta of Killaraght, was an Irish saint who lived in the 6th century. She is revered for her piety, humility, and her dedication to serving others.
According to legend, Attracta was born into a noble family in the west of Ireland. She was said to have been a beautiful and wealthy young woman, but she was also deeply spiritual and devoted to serving God. Attracta is said to have rejected several marriage proposals and instead chose to devote her life to serving others.
Attracta established a monastery at Killaraght in County Sligo, which became a center for learning and spiritual growth. She is said to have performed many miracles during her lifetime, including healing the sick and feeding the hungry.
One of the most famous stories about Attracta tells of a man who came to her monastery seeking shelter from a fierce storm. Attracta welcomed him and offered him food and a place to sleep. However, the man turned out to be a thief and stole some of the monastery’s sacred artifacts. When Attracta discovered what had happened, she prayed for the thief’s conversion. The man soon returned to the monastery, confessing his crime and seeking forgiveness.
Saint Attracta’s feast day is celebrated on August 11th in the Roman Catholic Church. She is venerated as the patron saint of the sick, the poor, and travelers. Her legacy lives on through the many churches and schools that bear her name, as well as through the stories and traditions that continue to be passed down through the generations.