St Dymphna Novena | For: May 06-14

St Dymphna Novena | For: May 06-14, 2023

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St Dymphna Novena Prayer – Patron Saint of Mental Health (text below)
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† ABOUT ST DYMPHNA †
Saint Dymphna is venerated as the patron saint of those suffering from mental and emotional distress. This association arose because of the circumstances of her own life, including her mother’s death and her father’s mental illness, as well as the violent end to her own life.

Dymphna was born in Ireland in the 7th century and was the daughter of a pagan king named Damon. Her mother was a Christian and had taught Dymphna about the faith. When Dymphna was fourteen years old, her mother died, and her father became mentally unstable and began to make advances towards her.

Dymphna refused her father’s advances and fled with her confessor, a priest named Gerebernus, and a few loyal servants. They traveled to Belgium and settled in the town of Geel. However, Damon eventually tracked them down, and in a fit of rage, he beheaded both Dymphna and Gerebernus.

Today, St. Dymphna is still revered as the patron saint of those with mental illness, and her feast day is celebrated on May 15th.

† NOVENA PRAYER 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… (Mention your request here…). You graciously chose St. Dymphna as patroness of those afflicted with mental and emotional illnesses. She is an inspiration and a symbol of charity to all who ask for her intercession.

Grant through the prayers of this pure youthful martyr consolation and healing to all who suffer such trials. We beg you, Lord, to hear the prayers of St. Dymphna on our behalf. Grant us patience in suffering and acceptance of Your Divine Will. Fill our hearts with hope, and grant us the relief and strength we so much desire. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen!

St. Dymphna, helper of the mentally afflicted, pray for us.

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