Jul 14, 2010

Saint Dymphna Patron Saint of of the sexually abused , chastity, and those affected with mental conditions



Yay an post about Saint's finally :) I'll try to have more of those


Well the title clearly gives an idea of when and why to pray for this Saint intercession .

Saint Dymphna is a Christian Saint and martyr , that lived in 7th century AC.
Saint Dymphna was a Christian , daughter of Damon an Irish pagan tribal elder, with women that was devoted Christian and who’s name is l no l onger known( mother ). As her Mother died, when Dymphna was in her teen ages, she was left alone with her dad. He saw Dymphna’s beauty and purity and felt dirty urges towards her, presumably because she reminded him of her mother. When she declined him he got very angry and abusive. She fought him off and fled across the sea to Belgium, accompanied only by an elderly priest and family friend named Gerebernus.
Her father searched for them and when led to Belgium and when innkeeper refused to take his currency as it was hard to exchange he suspected that Dymphna is there. He finds Dymphna and decapitates her friend which trys to protect her. As she refuses to be with him once again he kills her too.

***The image is a common depiction of St.Dymphna and is from Wikipedia,
with no ill will used , merely used as ilustration to this post and a image that could be printed, framed and used for devotion and work with St. Dymphna

The burial place of St. Dymphna has long been associated with accounts of miraculous cures of mental ilness/conditions . An infirmary was built there in the 13th century and to this day Gheel hosts a world-class sanatorium.. These tombs can be found in Belgium

Her feast day is on 15th of may and being a Catholic Saint there is no difference between Gregorian and Julian calendar.
Her colors are Green and Light Blue, and candles of such color can be burned when petitioning this Saint, or You can burn a Novena candle dedicated to this Saint :)

As for plants associated with St. Dymphna , honestly there was very little I could find both online and in books, I have heard though that Lavender is one of them. If You know more on herbs, and St.Dymphna oil please leave a comment bellow, I am sure that all tha read this and myeself will be veryv grateful to You :)

Becuse of an institution for the insane that was erected near Dymphna's grave, and as it became known for its miraculous healings of the mentally ill, epileptic, and possessed, Dymphna was deemed the Patron Saint not only of the victims of child sexual abuse, incest, and rape, but also of those suffering from nervous afflictions such as anorexia nervosa, depression, and anxiety. She is also famed to be great to invoke for ridding oneself of addiction and purity/chastity/celibacy, even temperance and fortitude according to Catholics. Here are some prayers You can use in work with St. Dymphna

Prayer for Mental Afflictions and conditions to St. Dymphna

O God, we humbly beseech You through Your servant, St. Dymphna, who sealed with her blood the love she bore You, to grant relief to those who suffer from mental afflictions and nervous disorders, especially (Name). St. Dymphna, helper of the mentally afflicted, pray for us.Glory be....

Prayer for Saint Dymphna’s intercession against addiction
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God of mercy, we bless You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, Who ministered to all who came to Him. Give Your strength to (name of person addicted), one of Your children, enfold him/her in Your love and restore him/her to the freedom of God's children.
Lord, look with compassion on all those who have lost their health and freedom. Restore to them the assurance of Your unfailing mercy, strengthen them in the work of recovery, and help them to resist all temptation.
To those who care for them, grant patience and understanding and a love that perseveres. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer to Saint Dymphna for Chastity

Most pure virgin, St. Dymphna, we live at a time when many are intent on satisfying every carnal appetite. Your single-minded dedication to Christ alone is providential and inspiring. Please help us by your power with God to see life in proportion as you did. With your aid we propose to perform all our actions for a pure motive, and promptly to resist all our evil inclinations. Amen

5 comments:

俊成俊成 said...

在你一無所有的時候 是誰在陪伴你 他便是你最重要的人............................................................

陳倩江陳倩江 said...

上來打聲招呼,祝你一切平安!..................................................................

群學群學 said...

好東西要和好朋友分享--感謝您............................................................

原秋原秋 said...

這不過是滑一跤,並不是死掉而爬不起來了。..................................................

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