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St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna (7th c.) was the daughter of a pagan Irish chieftain and his Christian wife. Dymphna's father loved his wife deeply; when she died, he was so overcome with grief that he became afflicted with a mental illness. Unable to find a suitable woman to remarry, he attempted to marry his own beautiful daughter because of the close resemblance Dymphna had to her mother. Dymphna, upon...
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