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Offline poche

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St Dymphna
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:54:54 AM »
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  • Daughter of a pagan Irish chieftain named Damon, and a beautiful devoted Christian woman whose name has not come down to us. Her mother died when Dymphna was a teenager. Her father searched the Western world for a woman to replace his wife, but none could. Returning home, he saw that his daughter was as beautiful as her mother, and maddened by grief, he made advances on her. She fought him off, then fled to Belgium with Saint Gerebernus, an elderly priest and family friend.

    Dymphna’s father searched for them, and his search led to Belgium. There an innkeeper refused to accept his money, knowing it was difficult to exchange. This told Damon that his daughter was close - it would be unusual for a village innkeeper to know a lot about foreign currency, and his knowledge indicated that had recently seen it. The king concentrated his search in the area. When he found them in Gheel, he beheaded Gerebernus, and demanded that Dymphna surrender to him. She refused, and he killed her in a rage.

    The site where she died is known for its miraculous healings of the insane and possessed. There is now a well-known institution on the site, and her relics are reported to cure insanity and epilepsy.

    http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/calendar/day.cfm?date=2014-05-15

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    St Dymphna
    « Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 04:56:39 AM »
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  • CHAPLET OF ST. DYMPHNA

    The chaplet in honor of St. Dymphna consists of seventeen beads, 15 for the fifteen years of her life and 2 for the intentions of the Holy Father.

    The chaplet is available in red, white or green. Red is recited in honor of her martyrdom. White in honor of her virginity. Green for the hope of relief for emotional disorders. Intentions may be made at the beginning or end of the chaplet.

    First bead: Recite the Our Father

    Second bead: Offer a Hail Mary for the Holy Father's intentions.

    Fifteen beads: Say a Glory Be to the Father on each bead in honor of the fifteen years of St. Dymphna's life.

    Prayers of the Chaplet:

    The Lord's Prayer

    Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

    The Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

    Glory Be

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

    http://www.prayerbook.com/Chaplets/dychaple.htm


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    St Dymphna
    « Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 10:00:17 PM »
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  • That is a devotion I have never heard of.  Thanks for posting it.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir

     

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