May 15 – Saint Dympha: Patron Saint for those with Mental and Emotional Disease

Saint Dymphna, Patron Saint for those with Mental and Emotional Disease (Feast Date: May 15)

Extract from Saint Dymphna) “Dymphna was fourteen when her mother died. A man Damon is said to have been afflicted with a mental illness, brought on by his grief. He sent messengers throughout his town and other lands to find some woman of noble birth, resembling his wife, who would be willing to marry him. When none could be found, his evil advisers told him to marry his own daughter, Dymphna. She fled from her castle together with St. Gerebran, her confessor and two other friends. Damon found them in Belgium. He gave orders that the priest’s head be cut off. Then Damon tried to persuade his daughter to return to Ireland with him. When she refused, he drew his sword and struck off her head. She was then only fifteen years of age. Dymphna received the crown of martyrdom in defense of her purity about the year 620. She is the patron of those suffering from nervous and mental afflictions. Many miracles have taken place at her shrine, built on the spot where she was buried in Gheel, Belgium.”

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Dymphna on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Anxiety Associated with the Swine Flu Pandemic in Australia.  (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: May 11 –  May 24, 2009.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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*****

 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Dymphna on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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Patron Saints Home 

Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary:

English, Spanish, Italian

World Mission Rosary Archive

Sign up to receive via e-mail our WMR intentions, newsletter and updates

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