(Featured image: St. Dymphna, after a prayer card. From the 2016 series.) There is a place in Belgium called Geel, with a special community practice toward the mentally ill.
(Note: Agnes is recognized in the Orthodox Church, but the context and prayers here are from the Roman perspective. This post was written before my conversion from Roman Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy. ) Today’s post is in honor of St. Agnes, martyr and patron saint of betrothed couples, chastity, gardeners, rape survivors, and young girls.