St Dymphna

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St Dymphna



Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Dymphna

2 Townland, County, GPS

Caldavnet, Co. Monaghan

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

In a pasture with stone enclosing structure topped with a decorative smithed sign of the site's name with metal shamrocks, a "Celtic cross" and a St Brigid's cross. Behind the well is a stone altar for outdoor masses and a stone surround with a niche for the saint's statue.

4 Cure

All sicknesses, particularly nervous disorders and peace of mind for those who have endured abuse and incest.

5 Pattern day

15 May

7 Prayer rounds and stations

One version of the many prayers to St Dymphna:
O God, we humbly beseech you through your servant Saint 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 the afflicted person). Saint Dymphna, helper of the mentally afflicted, pray for us. Saint Dymphna, comforter of the despondent, pray for us. Saint Dymphna, renowned for many miracles, please pray for us. Follow with one Our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory Be.

Intentions brought to St Dymphna's well were formerly brought for nine days in a row in a novena.