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The holy and glorious Virgin-martyr '''Dymphna''' (also ''Dympna'') was a 7th century Celtic saint (died circa 650).  Her [[feast day]] is celebrated on [[May 15]].
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Born in Ireland, she was forced to flee to Belgium accompanied by a [[priest]], St Gerebern. Their [[relics]] were discovered at Gheel near Antwerp in the thirteenth century. Since then numberless cases of mental illness have been healed at their [[shrine]].
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==Source==
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*[http://orthodoxengland.org.uk/saintsd.htm Orthodox Europe: Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome]
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==External links==
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*[[w:Saint_Dymphna|''Saint Dymphna'' at Wikipedia]]
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*[http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0515.htm#dymp Dympna of Gheel] St. Patrick [[Roman Catholic|Catholic]] Church
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[[Category:Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Saints]]
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[[Category:Martyrs]]
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[[Category:Saints]]

Revision as of 06:52, June 10, 2008

The holy and glorious Virgin-martyr Dymphna (also Dympna) was a 7th century Celtic saint (died circa 650). Her feast day is celebrated on May 15.

Born in Ireland, she was forced to flee to Belgium accompanied by a priest, St Gerebern. Their relics were discovered at Gheel near Antwerp in the thirteenth century. Since then numberless cases of mental illness have been healed at their shrine.

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