Patron Saint of Mental Health, Insanity, the Possessed
Unfortunate daughter of an Irish King.
Horrified, she fled to Belgium with her chaplain. The King chased after them, and when she still refused his incestuous advances killed both her and the priest.
For some bizarre reason she is now the Patron of the Insane. In her honor a mental hospital was founded at Gheel in Antwerp.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : May 15th
Birth and Death Dates : ???-???
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 45
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