New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Dympna

[Saint Dymphna holy card]
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(Dimpna) Virgin, martyr, died Gheel, Belgium, 7th century. According to legend she fled from Ireland to Gheel with the priest Gerebernus, to escape the unholy desire of her own father, a pagan king of Ireland. The latter, however, discovered their whereabouts and put them to death. She is invoked against insanity, and as a result of the miraculous cures effected, through her intercession, a colony for lunatics has grown up at Gheel. Relics at Gheel. Feast, 15 May.

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  • “Saint Dympna”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 October 2012. Web. 28 December 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/new-catholic-dictionary-saint-dympna/>