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St. Dymphna

Today, May 15, is the feast day of St. Dymphna, a teenage martyr who is believed to have lived in the seventh century.

Dymphna resisted the incestuous sexual abuse and advances of her father, and ultimately her resistance infuriated her father to the point of him beheading her.

Although she lived in a very different era than our twenty-first century world, Dymphna’s adamant resistance to this sexual abuse makes her a striking candidate for a patron saint of the #MeToo movement.
 

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St. Dymphna’s Story:

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