After the death of her mother her father, a pagan king of Orie, suffered a great depression and deterioration of his mental health. He sent out servants to find a woman who looked like his wife and when none could be found began to covert his daughter. Dymphna was deeply Christian and on discovering her father’s plan to marry her she fled the kingdom with Father Gerebernus and two Christian servants. They took a boat and sailed to the continent ending up in the small town of Gheel. Furious, her father and his men tracked her down and killed the Priest the servants and finally, in a fit of rage at her refusal to return with him, he killed Dymphna too!
Miracles and cures began to take place and Dymphna’s fame spread rapidly from country to country. Relics were applied to patients who became healed and novenas were created in her honour.in the 13th century a radical institute was set up in Gheel where the mentally ill were placed in the care of families in the village.
Dymphna has a huge power of intercession when it comes to depression, mental health issues and nervous disorders. This Virgin child truly is a wonderworker.
For mental clarity, to lift a depression and to ease the mind
When all the liquids are combined take an image or medal of Dymphna and add it to the waters. Before it light a pale blue candle and pray
Allow the candle to burn down and take the water to the bath room, hold your head over the bath and pour the liquid over your head in three parts saying “By God, By Mary, By St Dymphna” wrap your head in a white towel and relax somewhere
We will be holding a Vigil for St Dymphna at the St Martha Botianca tomorrow. If you would like lights set for you or someone else please email us with your prayer request and we will be happy to oblige. firstname.lastname@example.org