We are broken human beings. Our nature, wounded by original sin, is fragile and can only be strengthened, steeled, and fortified by Christ and the Blood He shed for us.
This brokenness can lead to much pain and suffering in body, mind, and spirit.
We feel this reality constantly. Especially in times such as these, when so much competes for our attention and worry, we often feel anxious, disheartened, and fatigued.
However, we are never alone in our weakness and pain! Our Lord desires to heal us and console us. God is the Divine Physician, Who will grant us the graces of healing that we need.
Moreover, He has given us the saints to help intercede on our behalf. In times of mental pain and illness, St. Dymphna is a particularly strong intercessor.
This powerful novena to St. Dymphna is a beautiful way to bring your mental and emotional wounds to the Father, seeking profound healing straight from the source. You can pray this novena for the traditional nine days or you can make it “perpetual” and pray it daily:
Good Saint Dymphna, great wonder-worker in every affliction of mind and body, we humbly implore your powerful intercession with Jesus through Mary, the Health of the Sick. O dear martyr of purity, patroness of those who suffer with nervous and mental afflictions, beloved child of Jesus and Mary, intercede for all who suffer from depression, mental illness, neurological disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease, especially those whom we entrust to your intercession:
[Silently remember all who are in need of healing from these afflictions, and those who have entrusted themselves to this novena]
We turn to you, dear virgin and martyr, confident of your power with God and of your willingness to take our cause into your hands. We firmly hope that through your kind intercession He will restore lost serenity and peace of mind. May He speak to our hearts and reassure us: “My peace I give you. Let not your heart be troubled nor let it be afraid.”
Pray for us, dear St. Dymphna, that all those suffering emotional turmoil may again know serenity and personal peace.
Whether you struggle with mental illness or simply feel the anxiety and sadness that afflicts us all, St. Dymphna wants to help you! Along with this novena, this beautiful St. Dymphna Anxiety/Depression Decade Rosary, complete with a prayer card, is a powerful way to seek her intercession. Available today from The Catholic Company!