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Dympna [St Dympna]locked

(fl. late 6th–early 7th cent.)
  • Nathalie Stalmans

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Dympna [St Dympna] (fl. late 6th–early 7th cent.), martyr, is the patron saint of the town of Geel in Belgium, where she is invoked against insanity. Dympna and her counsellor, the priest Gerebern, are both supposed to have been buried in Geel. Fragments of their presumed sarcophagi still exist in the church of ...

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