Saints of the Week

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Saint Dymphna

The one who hopes lives differently; the one who hopes has been granted the gift of a new life.
Pope Benedict XVI on hope

    Facts about St. Dymphna

  • She was born in 7th-century Ireland to a pagan father and Christian mother.
  • After her mother died, Dymphna's father became mentally ill and desired to marry her.
  • She consecrated her virginity to Christ and was beheaded by her father. Countless healings have been attributed to this patron of the mentally ill.