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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.

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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