ST. GENEBRARD OR GENEBERN, MARTYR
HE was a holy Irish priest, who having baptized
St. Dympna in her in fancy, was her attendant in her flight beyond
sea, and was beheaded by her murderers. His relics were translated to
Santbeck in the duchy of Cleves, where his intercession is devoutly
implored, especially for relief under the gout and in fevers; and
blessed rings which bear his name are used. Dr. Wintringham and Dr.
Liger, in their treatises on the gout, inform us that this disorder
rages even among laborers in the countries about the Rhine, in
Silesia and others, where acid wines, such as Rhenish, &c., are
much drunk. On St. Genebrard, see Colgan, MSS. ad 15 Maij.