St. Dymphna is the patron saint of people living with emotional and mental illness. Dymphna’s mother died when Dymphna was 17. Her father struggled with emotional and mental difficulties following his wife’s death. These difficulties led to her martyrdom. Cures and miracles were attributed to her and as a result highly successful treatment centers are named for her.
St. Dymphna’s feast day is May 15. The Behavioral Health Ministry is offering a Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Monday, May 4 at 7:00 pm to commemorate her courage and strength and for her plight to provide care and treatment for people with mental illness.
Please come to celebrate her life and to pray for those who struggle with emotional/mental illness and their families. Please RSVP to Susan Kearney at 630.355.8980, x108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a reception following Mass in the Gathering Area. Please come to extend prayer and participate in this welcoming and healing liturgy.