Sad News, and a Blogging Hiatus

Dymphna died suddenly last night, or more accurately, early this morning. I took her to the emergency room early in the evening; she had a high fever and a terrible cough. But it didn’t seem like anything that could ever be fatal.

I will be pretty much out of action until at least after the funeral, so this blog is officially on hiatus for a while. I’ll be back, though, when I’m ready to handle things again.

Tipsters are advised not to send any more news feed tips until you see another post appear here besides this one.

I’ve been up all night, so that’s all for now.

330 thoughts on “Sad News, and a Blogging Hiatus

  1. Baron, this is the most terrible news. I don’t know what to say other than I am terribly, terribly sorry.

    • My apologies for hijacking this comment; I wish to ensure that this receives the widest possible distribution.

      I have created a GoFundMe account for those of us here who might wish to help the Baron with any expenses and to show our respect and appreciation for the late Dymphna.

      All money donated will be given to the Baron.


      • I’ll be totally blunt:

        Whenever I see someone set up a fundraising effort on behalf of someone else who has not specifically requested it and has not experienced a clearly devastating financial hit, my immediate reaction is: “It’s a scam.”

        I am aware GoV has been operating on fundraisers for as long as I’ve known about it and this would seem to be in line with that. I know funerals cost a fair amount of money. The fact remains that this wasn’t requested by the Baron, it’s posted by a pseudonymous handle rather than a clearly identifiable real-world name, and there’s enough grifting around charity and online crowdfunding to make it potentially suspicious, at the very least.

        On the other hand, the comment was approved, so maybe that counts as approval on the Baron’s part.

        If the Baron makes a public statement saying he’s fine with this, okay. In the absence of any such statement, you should immediately cancel this, and, assuming you’re honest, you shouldn’t have set it up without clearing it with him first. Safer for everybody, and helps preserve the integrity of genuine charity efforts.

        (Baron, or whoever’s approving comments, if I’m out of line here feel free to not approve this comment, or to delete it.)

  2. My sympathies to you. I can’t believe that has happened so suddenly.
    May God be with you.

  3. I am shocked and saddened by this news. My heart cries for you and your family. Sending prayers up for strength for you as you learn to navigate life without her by your side.

  4. Dear Baron.

    Most heartfelt condolences.

    Your beautiful marriage, which has been such an inspiration and example for others, will live on. Warm thanks to you and to Dymphna for sharing your life together with us. It has mattered much, and will continue to do so.

    Few things are more heartening on a deep level than a man and a woman fighting thus side by side, each with their own strengths. You have always reminded me of another couple that fought similarly through the long years, with unwavering faith, and mutual support, against a great evil. For the true, the beautiful, and the good.

    Therefore, I send you this Sleepsong, with images of that other couple.

    Rest in peace, great lady.

    My prayers for you both, and your son.

  5. Sir, please accept my deepest sympathies. I have been reading your blog for years and although we have never met, this a terrible shock even to a stranger. I hope you have support during this trying time.

  6. Dear Baron,

    I am so sorry to learn this. Dymphna was a gentle soul, but a refreshing realist. I greatly enjoyed and appreciated her posts and comments.

    May God comfort you in your loss.


  7. God Bless You and Your Beloved Wife.
    I will be praying for you and the soul of your beloved.
    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual
    light shine upon them; mat they rest in peace. Amen.

  8. When I read of this, I sensed the profound loss you are experiencing, you have my deepest sympathy. May Dymphna rest in peace

  9. Deepest condolences, Baron. May Dymphna’s memory be for a blessing and may she rest in peace. I’ve lurked at, and learned from, GoV for years. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  10. I am so so sorry😥 I have followed your blog almost since it’s inception. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences ❤️💫

  11. I am heartbroken. My gratitude to her for all she’s done for the world.
    Peace to her soul.

  12. Im sorry to hear this sad news, im in portugal, know that i share your grief, i know what it feels to lose someone you loved.

    I have followed and admired you and dymphna for over 15 years, admired yiur skills, dedication, and truthfull insight into the emerging horrors thst we are now all confronted with.

    I know you will recover, and you will find strength to continue yiur lifes mission of warning us all of what awaits us.

    God bless you,


  13. I am so sorry to hear this courageous lady has passed away. My sincere commiserations, Sir, to you.

  14. Im so sorry to hear this.
    Words seem like such pathetic things under the circumstances

  15. Dear Baron- what horrible news! Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    May God be with you and keep you as always.

  16. Read your blog everyday. My prayers go out to you. There are no words to convey my sympathy.

  17. Oh, dear God…
    Prayers up…
    May God bless and sustain you through this ordeal

  18. Something bad to hear. Wish all good things to you. May god rest her in heaven.

  19. Oh Baron, our heart goes out to you. Dymphna was a very special human being who’s wisdom and love touched so many. I never had the privilege of meeting her but because of her gifts of insight and the ability to write, I felt as if she were my friend. She was a true Christian warrior and we will miss her in our small community.

    There is really nothing we can say that can ease your sorrow, but there are many of us out here who are so sorry for your loss and will be sending you light and love.

    Please let me and Bill know if there is anything you need.

    God bless you and yours.

    • Please let me and Bill know if there is anything you need.

      No good deed goes unpunished, so here it is…

      Dear Joan, please consider lending some editing support to GoV. The Baron already knows I am willing to help and it is unimaginable that he would refuse the offer of more aid. Should you wish, he will forward my email address to you so that we might join together and stop any inevitable work backlogs. If writing isn’t your cup of tea, I’m confident that Bill and you will have a wealth of other ideas.

      PS: Please thank your man for his excellent videos.

  20. It is so sad to hear of Dymphna’s death! I enjoyed her posts and felt I knew her after reading your blog so long. I know you are devastated. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I hope you can bear the grief.


    Rufus Carswell
    Atlanta, GA

  21. Rest in peace, Dear Dymphna.

    Without your patient editorial supervision I, myself, might not have become half the counterjihad writer that I am today. You took my already florid command of English and brought refined discipline to a nascent author whose unruly, beer-brawling style evolved from merely amusing to more than a little wry.

    Gates of Vienna took a chance with this newcomer and Dymphna rode herd on some of my earliest full-length, online publications. Her and the Baron stood watch as they opened their forum for yet another voice to be raised against the Global Cultural Genocide.

    The increased editorial skills gained—for any scribbler, there are few tasks more onerous than editing one’s own writing—found me employment on books and newsletters that brought into fuller flower the skills I now prize more than few others in my life. There are no mere words than can give adequate thanks for that.

    Dear Baron Bodissey, if you read these words, please know that such meager condolences probably salve my own heart more than yours. But please understand that I would be less than a man for not extending them to you in this time of deepest sorrow.

    A star has fallen from our skies whose brightness shall not soon be outshone by any new arrival. All of us are the more benighted for it.

    Go with grace and goodness, Dear Dymphna. Our world is the worse for having lost you

    With endless love,


  22. Have been reading this blog/site for close to decade.
    My condolences. God bless you, your relatives and friends.

  23. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences…it s so hard to fnd the right words, but my thoughts are with you.

  24. My condolences on your loss. May God provide with comfort and strength during this trying time.

  25. Saddened to hear of Dymphna’s sudden passing. Hugs to you as you struggle to deal with the emotional and all other aspects of such a tremendous loss.

  26. May I extend shock and heartfelt sympathy to you as you live through and comprehend this sudden tragedy in your life. Words may feel meaningless. You are not alone.
    Faithful Reader

  27. To you, Sir, I am sorry for your loss.

    As what Abrahamics would call “heathen,” I take reincarnation as working hypothesis of what happens after death of the body; and, as such, I wish to your Lady a comfortable intercarnate period and a favorable next incarnation.

  28. I’m so sorry for your loss. She’s surely with Jesus in Heaven now, on the streets of glory, and you’ll meet again. God bless you and thank you sir and the fine work you do.

  29. Oh my God. What a shock. May God bless you and comfort you in your time of grief.

  30. Lord, please help your servants in their hour of need.

    Wash away their tears, comfort, and wrap them in your ever-loving arms.

    Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

  31. Dear Dear Baron, I am so sorry for your Loss.

    Are you being careful for your own Safety?

  32. She has gone on to glory, but it seems God calls his own to Himself and it is always too soon for those left behind.

  33. Prayers out.

    May God bless and support you in this time of trial.

    another prayer post it has been added to my monitor.

  34. God bless her .
    May Dympha Rest In Peace , United with her daughter again .
    I sincerely wish you strength in these dark hours .
    My thoughts are with you ,
    Michael from Warsaw

  35. God bless her soul .
    That she may Rest In Peace , United with her daughter again .
    We wish you strength in these dark hours ,
    and our sincerest condolences .

  36. Travis, so sorry to hear this.

    Prayers up for you, her family and her.


  37. My sympathy for you.

    “the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord”

  38. May God bless you with comfort and understanding during this troubling time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  39. That is heartbreaking. So sorry. She was wonderful I will miss her great posts. God bless you as you deal with this sad event.

  40. I am very, very sorry for your loss. Very hard when someone you love is taken so suddenly.
    May her memory be a blessing.

  41. Oh how sorry I am Barron, I have just visited GoV and read your sad words.

    I will miss her writings sorely, dear Dymphna, may her soul soar among the stars.

  42. Baron, please accept our most sincere condolences. What a terrible turn of events for you! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God go with you….

    Pete F.

  43. My deepest condolences. Even through anonymous blog one could sense her humanity. Will be truly missed.

  44. I am really sad to hear of Daphnes passing,
    God bless you Daphne may you rest in peace .

  45. So sorry to hear this news!! She will certainly be missed by all readers as well as your family. May she rest in peace and rise in glory!

  46. Sorry to hear this,hope it helps to know many with you in spirit during this time.

  47. So sorry doesn’t adequately convey my thoughts. Your in our prayers.

    Deepest condolences.

    Jeff B.

  48. Today with heavy heart, I will sit by the fireside here in wintry south east Australia to read another chapter of ‘Culturism’ by J.K. Press. This is another book that I would never have known of if it hadn’t been recommended by Dymphna. For well over a decade I have been educated and inspired by all at GoV as I have tried to understand Islam and its place in our world. Dymphna was as a mentor to me, a brave and determined defender of Western culture who also introduced me to literature and music I would not otherwise have known. I join all who mourn her passing yet were so very fortunate to have ‘known’ this dear lady who called herself Dymphna through this inspirational blog. May you and your family, Baron, find a small measure of comfort in your grief to know how far Dymphna reached out, touched and inspired so many in this wide world. May she rest in peace.

  49. I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep Dymphna, and you, in my prayers.

  50. May her love and memories bring you peace and sometimes a little laugh, on the hard days.

  51. I’m stunned. Can only imagine how you feel…

    It would feel great to help out, so please set up a fund.

  52. Be strong Baron, her legacy will be timeless. There is a river of tears washing her to Valhalla.

  53. Baron, I’m shocked to hear this; a light has gone out.
    Over the years I know Dymphna suffered, but now she is at peace, the only positive thing about this sad business. Wishing you well. –Peter35

  54. Dymphna was a moderating influence and a kind soul. I never had the pleasure of meeting her in life, but her words nevertheless were a calming influence. The ripples her passing creates are a measure of her greatness and do honor to her memory.

    My deepest condolences for your loss.

  55. Baron, what can I say–a light has gone out. At least after years of pain, Dymphna is at peace; the only positive thing about this sad business. My condolences to you and the family at this sorrowful time. Peter

  56. I cry with you, as when I lost a child.
    And I rejoice with you in our victory over death at the great day of the Resurrection from the dead.

    In Jesus Christ,


  57. Dymphna was the Baron’s lovely, intelligent wife! She wrote numerous columns and posted regularly on GoV. She will be long remembered and sorely missed! I admired Dymphna’s contributions and dedication to this website. She was a brave sister in the struggle for preserving American & European culture, customs, and religious faiths that can exist together peacefully. I’m in total shock over her sudden passing. Deep condolences to the Baron and their friends & family members.

  58. Blessings, blessings, blessings on her last and longest journey. And the best. She’s touched so many souls, done so much good for this ol’ world of ours. I will so miss her! My prayers are with you, Baron.

  59. I’m am so sad. I followed you and Dymphna from Belmont Club, back when you together first started Gates of Vienna. A part of me has just fallen apart. Wildiris

  60. .
    Dear Baron, from me in my own close to death waiting point
    my sincere and heartfelt condolences.

    The sadness and sorrow and missing we motr or less peripher
    gatekeepers are feeling right now, is great –
    and would have delighted the lousy Allah,
    if he had been anything but mankind’s worst

  61. I also want to express my condolences for your great loss. Dymphna was obviously a very special person, as well as a good and helpful advocate of your joint cause in this blog.
    May the God of all comfort, comfort you and yours at this time

  62. Dear Baron: I’m extremely sorry for your – our – loss.

    Just Friday, she made a post. This feels like a bad dream.

    My deepest condolences.

  63. As an atheist I do not believe in life after death but in some cases wish that creatures leaving us were going to that place called Paradise.

    I hope this is the case of Dymphna, and can see her noble soul resting in that eternal peace.

    My deepest sympathy, Baron.

  64. I’m so sorry to hear of this, Baron. I have read your site on and off for a while now and always enjoyed Dymphna’s incisive comments. She will be greatly missed by your commenting community.

  65. Baron, I am so sorry that you have lost your dear wife. You will be in my prayers. Please take comfort, she is in the presence of The Lord.

  66. Baron, what an awful shock to read. And for you to countenance, and so unexpectedly. As so many here have expressed, I am very sorry for your loss.

    Dymphna’s inestimable wealth of knowledge, keen insight, and know-how, on GoV will be sorely missed indeed. You have been a excellent duo, together crafting the go-to blog, and we have been fortunate to learn and benefit from your tireless work, and to find a place of solidarity and opinion amidst all the mayhem out there.

    May God rest her soul. And may you have the support of family and near friends about you at this time. God bless you.

      • I’ve sent a small gift via the PayPal account used for the seasonal GoV quarterly subs/donations. I hope this route is okay and viable.

      • I put through a small gift via the PayPal account utilised for your quarterly subs/donations.
        The transaction went through okay at this end.

  67. This doesn’t seem possible, even though it must be. I am so very, very sorry. Your loss is unimaginable. Prayers that remembrances of happy times will bring comfort.

  68. I read the news this morning Baron rather early, checking in before I took a family member to the airport. All the words that came to mind to say to you came up short, so I said what my heart felt to the Lord, and fervently prayed that He would comfort you. I hope to meet you both when we are heaven. Until then, there is a battle to be fought against an unrelenting foe. The good news is that our God neither slumbers nor sleeps but keeps His watchful loving eye on us, caring for every need. That Dymphna went quietly is a blessing in itself. Shalom me’leichem.

    • Beautifully put.
      Thankyou to Dymphna and the Baron.
      You have more friends and supporters than can you can possibly believe.
      We feel a little of your pain but send you our prayers.

  69. I was very saddened by Dymphna’s death today. She and I have corresponded via email over the years and I have always valued her positive outlook and insights. It is a great loss but I am also thankful for our correspondence. My thoughts with you at this time of your loss. Baron.

  70. I’m really sorry to hear that, Baron. You have my deepest condolences. RIP Dymphna.


  71. I can only try to imagine the sudden loss of half of yourself. You have my prayers and my deepest sympathy for your unfathomable loss.

    Redfearn Teal

  72. So sorry for you’re and our loss. God bless you and your family through the grief.

  73. God bless you and protect you. I pray to the Lord above that He may grant eternal peace to yours and that He shines His love upon you through Christ our Lord, amen.


  74. I’m terribly sorry to hear this. She was such a good person.
    May G-d bless her, and may G-d give you the strength to continue
    and in time find the joys she would wish for you.

  75. Very sad to hear this and I hope you’re able to make through this difficult time.

  76. I’ve been reading you and Dymphna for so long that it seems like I know you both, and when I saw the terrible news at Vlad Tepes, I couldn’t take it in. There must be some mistake. But no.

    Please accept my deepest sympathy.

    I first encountered The Pilgrim’s Progress in John Buchan’s novel Mr. Standfast. When it sunk in that Dymphna was gone, I thought of the very end of the book:

    “It was from the Pilgrim’s Progress that I read next morning, when in the lee of an apple-orchard Mary and Blenkiron and I stood in the soft spring rain beside his grave. And what I read was the tale in the end not of Mr Standfast, whom he had singled out for his counterpart, but of Mr Valiant-for-Truth whom he had not hoped to emulate. I set down the words as a salute and a farewell:

    ‘Then said he, ‘I am going to my Father’s; and though with great difficulty I am got hither, yet now I do not repent me of all the trouble I have been at to arrive where I am. My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. My marks and scars I carry with me, to be a witness for me that I have fought His battles who now will be my rewarder.’

    So he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.”

  77. I’m very sad at your loss. I feel I lost a personal friend. She put all of herself into the blog and often commented on my comments. Once in a while, she let me know the comment was not up to snuff, which helped tremendously to improve my writing.

    There is this thought: she died with her boots on, so to speak, carrying out the fight on her own terms and by her own choice for the country and culture she loved. Just from the number of condolences, you can see the influence that she, and you had on many, many people. And because her work involved general truths, rather than momentary opinions or political positions, it’s going to stay around.

    • Once in a while, she let me know the comment was not up to snuff, which helped tremendously to improve my writing.

      You, too, eh, Mr. B? However cold the consolation, it’s good to know that I’ve got company in these bleak moments.

      Ronald, I’ve read enough of your words to believe that you’re more than capable of meeting high standards. That said, GoV is quite another matter and (before this sorrow) one of my last emails to Dymphna and the Baron gave endless praise for a degree of editorial fastidiousness that transcends websites with thousands of times their budget or fame.

      On a deeply personal note, had I not sent that last email, Dymphna would have been breathing down my neck … er, I mean, staring over my shoulder, every time I took up the green eyeshade and blue pencil.

      Be that as it may, please consider asking the Baron for my email so that we might create an editorial pool to continue this board’s exemplary journalistic tradition.

      PS: Meet me halfway on this and you have my permission to dump all of the allegorical rock lyric analysis on my desk.

      • Thank you, NorseRadish.

        I will indeed ask Baron for your email after he is back in business. I have to warn you I have a tin ear for music lyrics and poetry, so I would not be the one for editing or commenting on those types of submissions.

        I am personally grateful to you for stepping up so magnificently. I know there is a lot of support for GoV under the covers. Baron did mention to me in an email that it is stressful for some of the translators when they have to listen to a particularly bloodthirsty video over and over to get the translation correct. People like these are never adequately acknowledged because it is impossible to do them justice.

        Here is a prime benefit of GoV in my opinion. It focuses very much on European affairs. Europe has gone very far where the US is now going, so what I read in GoV is like reading a very reliable forecast of the future. I don’t know what to do about it, but having knowledge is much more powerful than groping in the dark.

        GoV is also an instance of real journalist genius, which means it is journalism from passion. Baron and Dymphna carried on the tradition of those independent reporters, some of whom sold everything and attached themselves to armies or rebel groups or whomever, living off the land, to practice the craft of real journalism. The MSM entertainers can’t light a candle to the real journalists. At most, the entertainer/reporters may search a bit on the internet, but have almost no knowledge of history or theory. Even the embedded reporters are heavily filtered and subsidized. No wonder sites like GoV are eating their lunch.

        • GoV is also an instance of real journalist genius, which means it is journalism from passion. Baron and Dymphna carried on the tradition of those independent reporters, some of whom sold everything and attached themselves to armies or rebel groups or whomever, living off the land, to practice the craft of real journalism.

          As the second American Civil War (ACW-II) looms, your fitting encapsulation increasingly holds words to live by. Once things restart, all GoV contributors would do well to please consider pitching in whatever snippets and factoids that come to mind. Just a simple paragraph of commentary can enliven things immeasurably.

          There is a chasm to be filled, RonaldB, and it is gladdening to know that you’re stepping up to the plate. Here’s hoping you might divert some of your current attention-surplus to Vlad Tepes Blog—where daily content can range from bandiage to BS of the sort available only on TV (not found in stores, QVC telephone operators standing by!).

          Dymphna’s was the work of a genuine yeowoman and won’t soon be replaced (as if that were even possible).

        • I’ve been reading GoV and VladTepesBlog for a while, before I had the honor to join the effort. This is how I used to start my day: I was bringing my daughter to the bus stop very early in the morning, and while waiting, I was reading both blogs. They were my light in the tunnel, especially early on, when most people around were deep asleep ( in the true and figurative sense of the word). Later, when I was just starting the translating, I was wondering how to efficiently organize my work with both sites. This is when, as if reading my thoughts, Dymphna published an article describing what exactly Baron expects from a translator, and what makes his work easier. I’ve been trying to follow Dymphna’s advise ever since, even though I never told her, how much she helped me at that point. It happened at least twice later on, that she wrote about issues that were bothering me, this time on a personal level. I truly loved her no-nonsense approach and not putting up with anyone’s tantrums. I will miss her very much.

          (Ronald, the overload by listening to horrible things over and over, and the necessity to try and imagine what the person was thinking and what they meant, and the how to walk the fine line between what is being said and what the was intention, -without betraying the Truth- is what is tough, at least for me. So Baron got it right 100%.)

  78. So sorry to hear this shocking news Baron! My deepest sympathies. What a day might bring forth (Proverbs 27:1)! You’ve shared so many sudden / shocking news events around the world over the years on your blog – but this is different altogether. Something intensely personal. Praying you will have the needed strength, etc for the days and weeks to come.

  79. Dear Baron and family,
    You and Dymphna have so generously shared so much good with the world; now, in some little way, we share your sorrow and loss.
    May the Holy Spirit, the Consoler, abide surely in your hearts, bringing you peace, confirming your faith and hope.
    On Thursday, I will offer Mass for Dymphna.
    with my ongoing prayers for all of you,
    Fr. Tony Thurston

  80. I’m so very sorry for this terrible, unexpected shock, Baron! Words are so inadequate. My prayers for you, your son and family will have to substitute.

    I can only hope you find some solace in the evidence, here in these posts, of the admiration and love so many had for Dymphna – for you both – and in the knowledge that she no longer suffers, with us, in this vale of tears.

  81. This is truly sad and devastating. My deepest sympathy to you and the whole family.

  82. Sad news indeed. I am sorry for your loss, Baron, and the loss to GoV and its readers. We all have benefited from Dymphna’s incisive articles and responses to comments.

  83. Dear Ned, my brother, this is such a shock. How awful. What a loss she is for you. I’ll keep you & yours in my prayers. Lean on our Good Shepherd.
    1 thess4.13.

  84. So sorry Baron..I’ll miss her writing and wit and strength but her inspiration lives on.
    Bye Dymphna..Thanks for writing back to me!

  85. God bless her soul and comfort her family. We shall miss her. I’m so sorry for you Baron.

  86. My deepest sympathies for your loss. After many years of daily reading of this site, I feel this loss on a personal level too, even though, obviously, we never met. Her writing, personality and spirit reached me to the other side of the globe.

  87. Have been reading you both for some years, starts the midnight shift. My condolences to you and your family. You both have done wonderful work.

  88. I am so, so sorry. It seems impossible for such a bright flame to extinguish so suddenly. You have my deepest condolences.

  89. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Dymphna’s thoughts and example will live on through the rest of us.

  90. Baron, shocked at your sudden and sad news. Prayers and deepest sympathy to you, family and friends. Dymphna will be sorely missed by us all.

  91. I am so sorry to hear that Dymphna has passed away. I knew of her long-term illness, but I nevertheless expected her to live on and on. I’ve commented rarely, but I visited every day, so I feel as though we four (not forgetting the future Baron) knew each other well. I hope all the best for you and your family, Baron, and I’ll continue to be a faithful reader when you return to guard the gates.

    – Jeffery

  92. I was shocked to hear the sad news. My condolences, Baron. She was a special person,I could tell that. A loss to us all

  93. My deepest condolences for such a tragic loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  94. I am so sorry to hear of this grievous loss. Dymphna was a great ally to all of us. It is indeed a mighty blow.
    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

  95. Baron, my deepest sympathies. Dymphna and yourself have been a part of my life for a very long time now and she will be missed.

    I know how much you cared for each other so stay strong and please lean on family and close friends for support. The GoV community will be here when you are ready to return.

    May God bless you in your time of need.

  96. Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine.
    Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
    Requiescat in pace.
    Anima ejus et animum omnium fidelium defunctorum per misericordiam Dei requiescant in pace.

  97. I am so sorry for your lost…. They say nobody dies as long as she remembered. I am confident, her memory will live on in many parts of the world, in many people.
    Dymphna: we will meet again! It’s a small universe.
    Baron my condolences! Please let me know if I can help you in any way!

    • Baron my condolences! Please let me know if I can help you in any way!

      Dear CrossWare, you of all people should know better. After already having done so much for the Counterjihad, to step forward and offer up even more raises the bar for us all.

      The Baron has in hand my application as editorial assistant and I am sifting through this thread for fellow chumps … er, champs, who will take up some of the slack in these difficult times.

      Should you wish, my email will be forwarded to you by GoV so that we might work to create a pool of talent that keeps this beacon of Liberty shining brighter than ever.

      Dymphna would want (and deserves) it that way.

  98. Condolences on your loss.
    In some measure it’s shared loss as we’ve shared occasional email exchanges. First loss of a member of my ‘Net family.

  99. I am sorry from the bottom of my heart for your bereavement. GoV has been part of my day, every day, for quite a few years now, a valued oasis of truth in a media swamp of lies. Thanks to you and Dymphna I have learnt a lot.

    I pray you may find comfort for your grieving spirit.

  100. Very sorry to hear this.

    Please accept my condolences.


    (Sheik yer’mami)

  101. So sorry to hear about your loss, Baron.

    Please accept my condolences.

    Kindest regards,


    (Sheik yer’mami)

  102. Once in our hearts forever in our hearts ….
    Baron Bodissey my sincerest condolences .

  103. Very sorry to hear about Dymphna. It’s a great loss. Most of us are on the wrong side of 50 trying to “save the world” which we knew and loved and just hanging on. Who will replace us? It’s so hard to recruit people to the cause. Look after yourself because without you what would we do?

  104. We only got an inkling of Dymphna, but it was with wonderment, her writings, her support of you and others.
    It is with great thanks that we knew of her, and now my thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss.
    I know there will be glimpses of smiles, laughter, and tears in many memories, as she will not be forgotten.

  105. Once in our hearts , forever in our hearts ….
    My deepest condolences Baron Bodissey.

  106. Only today, the 19th, did I see this. Dymphna impressed me with her sense of humanity, keen intellect, and nuanced, balanced sense of language. She will be missed by those of us who appreciate this web site.

  107. I will miss Dymphna’s remeniscences, ramblings and wit. I fervently wish that there is more than this life, and that she has found it.

  108. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and may your light perpetual shine upon her and give her peace.

    I am so very sorry, Baron. Dymphna was a lovely woman. This is a terrible shock to you, obviously, so let people take care of you.

  109. My very sincere condolences. I know it won’t be easy, but be careful to take care of yourself the best you can in the times ahead.

  110. I am reading through the well wishing thoughts and condolences of your friends and received a simple message: She is home and smiling down on you.

    Only time will ease your grief but her memory will live on inside you and others.

  111. I met the Baron on a number of occasions, but never had the good fortune to meet Dymphna. I know we would have hit it off though, her input to this site and the articles/ comments she left made it very clear what a tremendous woman she was – moral, decent, wise, kind, funny and brave. It is a tragedy that Dymphna is no longer with us but what a lucky man the Baron is to have known her, loved her and been loved by her.

  112. Baron, here we all are, separated by time and distance, yet held together by the threading of a good woman’s words. A little prayer I say on a person’s passing: May she be with God, May she be in the warmth of the love of our Lord, May her family and friends find comfort, And may God bless her soul. My condolences.

  113. Sorry to see this.

    Gates of Vienna has been absolutely critical as a place fostering relatively free discussion on all sorts of topics connected to the whole post-9/11 “WTF is going on” inquiry. That’s in large part due to the wisdom, restraint, and intellectual honesty of the hosts.

    The Baron and Dymphna have made some enemies over the years. For the most part, those enemies have consistently proven to be bad people. Glenn Reynolds’ most shameful public moment was when he trusted the Little Green Footballs guy and threw two honest and ethical people under the bus. He apologized for that later but I never saw a link to GoV from him again.

    Judging by the enemies made, Dymphna’s life has been well lived.

    I also was introduced to Al Stewart and his song “When Lindy Comes to Town” via a post on GoV, for which I’ll always be thankful.

  114. I am sorry for your loss Baron. This reminds us that we are none of us promised one more day. God bless you.

  115. May she rest in a place where there are no tears, no grief, no sighing, but everlasting life. And may her memory be eternal…..

  116. Ned, very sorry to hear of your loss.
    Have never met you or Dymphna but have learned a lot from GatesofVienna.
    Please accept my sincere condolences in your loss and may God comfort you during this difficult time.

  117. I havent visited GoV in a few weeks and got this shocking news from my sister, whom I turned on to this great site. I cannot add anything more to all the condolences given here, but will add my prayers.

  118. My condolences. A stark reminder that we are here for all to short a time. Blessings to you and your family.

  119. Baron, your site has been so distinguished and educational and classy we knew that Dymphna added a lot to this quality. We are so sorry for your loss and feel so sad. Our love to you.

  120. O my goodness, so sorry to hear that, God be with you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

  121. Dear Dymna, I know your spirit will remain, to advise & support us all thru the continued insights posted on Gates of Vienna website, which we will continue to support with our donations and to follow its well-written themes ; my wife & I read it daily ………GG & MAG

  122. Baron,

    Your spouse’s death saddens me. I wish for you to get through this tough time–I know how it is, losing a family member and a friend.

  123. I’m so sorry for your loss, Baron. Remember to look after yourself. Eat when you can and go to bed early enough. Take care of yourself and we’ll see you when you come back.

  124. If Tears Could Build a Stairway

    If tears could build a stairway
    And memories were a lane
    We would walk right up to heaven
    And bring you back again

    No farewell words were spoken
    No time to say goodbye
    You were gone before we knew it
    And only God knows why

    Our hearts still ache in sadness
    And secret tears still flow
    What it meant to lose you
    No one can ever know

    But now we know you want us
    To mourn for you no more
    To remember all the happy times
    Life still has much in store

    Since you’ll never be forgotten
    We pledge to you today
    A hallowed place within our hearts
    Is where you’ll always stay

  125. We are so sorry for the loss of this great person. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Gloria and Bill Stewart

  126. I could hardly believe the sad news. Dymphna was a very special soul. She opened up her life and her thoughts to a host of strangers—and we all learned much from her. I always felt that I knew her well, such was the effect of her honest and heartfelt writing.

    She will be remembered with love by many, many people.

    My sincere condolences to you, Baron, and your family.

  127. Heartbreaking news. I loved Dymphna’s posts. We will miss her greatly. God bless Dymphna and God bless you Baron as you deal with this sad loss.

  128. Her spirit lives on with all those she touched in this life with her insightful reporting on the trials this world faces.

  129. Am very sorry for your loss, Baron.

    Have not had the chance to meet either of you personally but through the tidbits you shared about your personal lives, I understood a little better what motivated you to start and maintain a site as important as this.

    Have been a faithful reader of this blog and I am sure I am not the only one reading this blog living in Indonesia.

  130. Dear Baron Bodissey,

    It is so shocking and sad to learn of Dymphna’s sudden passing. I pray that the Lord of all comfort and consolation keep you and yours, now and in the days ahead. May He whom we call out to in our times of distress increase in you the strength of your soul, as only He can. And, for all who mourn her passing:

    23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Amen.

  131. I’m shocked and saddened. Dymphna touched me often with her courage, honesty and humanity, and I feel that I’ve lost a friend that I respect and love.

    Larry Weisman

  132. Dear Baron,

    What a shock, such appalling news. My heart and soul reach out to you and yours and hers as well. It’s a terrible blow, I am sure everyone will agree. Words fail …
    Be sure I shall offer my Sunday Mass meditation and dedication to the honour of your dearly beloved wife. I felt, as many others will have done too, I knew her so well, even tho’ I knew nothing about her.

    OUT OF THE DEPTHS – “De Profundis” (Psalm 130)

    Out of the depths I have cried to Thee O Lord!
    Lord, hear my voice.
    Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
    If Thou, O Lord ! wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it ?
    For with The Lord there is mercy
    And by reason of Thy law I have waited on Thee, O Lord !
    My soul hath relied on His word: my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
    From the morning watch even until night, let Israel hope in the Lord.
    For with the Lord there is mercy and with Him plentiful Redemption.
    And He will redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
    Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord ! And let perpetual light shine upon her.
    May she rest in eternal peace. Amen.
    V. Lord, hear my prayer.
    R. And let my cry come unto Thee.
    Requiescat in Pace. Amen

  133. I’m so sorry for your loss. Many younger, healthier people have dropped dead of sepsis so don’t blame yourself. Your blog is such a good service

  134. Baron, there are no words to express how much we will miss Dymphna– as others have said, her wit and kindness was in everything she wrote through the years. I have no doubts that God has met her with trumpets blowing as she always spoke the truth in the war we face today. For you, however, the loss of your best friend and solace when things get dark, is much worse. I pray that the love of God, family and friends will help comfort you in the days ahead. Know that our prayers go with you. I lost my husband 4 years ago and I miss him still, but God has been my rock and I pray that he will bring you the comfort he’s brought me.

  135. ((((((((( Baron )))))))))

    ” Le départ d’un seul être peut dépeupler le monde ”

    Expect Grief to be an unpredictable animal.

    Thank You Dymphna

  136. Tá mo chroí briste. Go n’eirigh an bothair leat, Ned. – An Irishman abroad.

  137. I was devastated to see this news. I am so sorry for you. You were such an amazing and effective team. May God grant you the strength to carry on through this incredibly difficult time.

  138. Baron! Extreme sorrow and sadness for you and your family’s loss. Dymphna was a bright light! Witty, smart and honest.
    Prayers are with all of you. God bless you.
    Thanks for the GoV site.

    from the land of O

  139. Dymphna,
    Through your clever expression of syntax and wit, you will remain a living memory.
    Thank You.

  140. Dymphna’s ideas and stating the subtle nuances was inspirational. Many a time her choice of words and humorous statement were saintly and amusing.

  141. Simply shocked and saddened to read of her passing. I so enjoyed, and learned from, her work and comments. May the Lord be a comfort to you in this most difficult time.

  142. I am sorry for your pain. Nothing I can write will make it better, but you have my well-wishes ragardless.

  143. My condolences. We are all now poorer for her absence. Following St. Ambrose: as we loved her in this life, let us not abandon her until we have, through our prayers, ushered her into the house of God.

    I will ask the Franciscans to pray for her.

  144. Requiescat in pace!
    God bless her and you, Baron! May you be able to keep up the good fight, as both you and Dymphna always did! Thank you!
    “Bonum certamen certavi, cursum consumavi, fidem servavi!”

  145. Deal Baron
    We are sorry for your great loss.
    We will miss her insightful comments.

  146. Heartfelt condolences to you and your family, Ned. Dymphna was a very good lady, and always the soul of courtesy and goodwill towards me.

    Kind regards,


  147. condolences to you and your family, long time reader, first time poster, thanks for all the efforts from over the years

  148. So sorry for your loss. She wrote some excellent features. Please keep up the good work, and thank you so much for doing it. What you do is valuable.

  149. My deepest condolences, Baron. So sorry for your great loss. I will miss her fine posts.

  150. Baron, I deeply feel for you. I lost my dearest Mum in similar-sounding circumstances almost two years ago – just not as ‘sudden’ though still traumatic. Huge respect to Dymphna and yourself. I’ve kept track of GoV most days since discovering it in 2013.

  151. I’m on a trip and just now read the sad news. VERY SORRY. This is an irreparable loss. We will miss the sweet, kind and intelligent Difmna.

  152. My condolences in your bereavement.
    The lady is a true Shieldmatron of Christendom.
    Her staunch, unflinching defense of civilization will be sorely missed.

    • Yes, indeed. Western Civilization has lost a lioness. May she rest in peace.

      /Bishop Latimer

    • Shieldmatron of Christendom


      She had a stronger spine than many men.

      With condolences.

  153. So sorry for the loss of your wife. She was an intelligent woman. We will miss her knowledge.

  154. I am so sorry to hear of this, Ned. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear Dymphna. May your memories of her always be a blessing.

  155. Please accept my deepest condolences. My prayers are with you and your family.

  156. Sad and shocked to read about the sudden passing of Dymphna.
    Though I was only an occasional reader and an occasional commentator on GoV,
    I had always looked forward to Dymphna’s posts.. I guess GoV would not be the same again without Dymphna’s input.

  157. My deepest condolences. I have only been following this site for five years, but it has given me honesty, hope, and inspiration- embodied in the insight from your dear Dymphna. Bless you.

  158. My sincerest sympathies, I’m so so sorry. Terrible news, a great loss to western civilisation and undoubtedly a massive personal loss for you.

  159. My deepest condolences for your family’s loss. God bless you and your family.

  160. Dear Baron

    I was so shocked when I saw this yesterday I couldn’t reply. But I am doing so now. My deepest condolences to you and your family. We have lost a brave and eloquent soul.

  161. So sad to hear, Ned. I hope you have friends closer by, than I am. All my thoughts go to you and the family. *Steen

  162. Deepest sympathy and prayers of strength for you and your family to endure this incomparable tragedy are going up.

  163. Heartfelt condolences, Ned. I can’t hold my tears. Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen and taken, O Lord. Their memory is from generation to generation. Their souls will dwell amid good things…

  164. I have never commented before, though I am a faithful follower of your irreplaceable blog.
    I am so sorry for your loss and pray for comfort in this terrible time. May God rest her soul.

  165. Dear Baron,
    It will be very hard for you.I remember my father, the loneliness and emptiness.
    I wish you to keep yourself as healthy as possible because your barricade is weakening.I hope for you to have a loving shoulder to cry on and to trust.
    The shock will come in 6 months so be prepared and be strong.
    Keep social and get out of the house.
    Keep writing.This helps.
    Good luck.

  166. My deepest condolence .
    I hope you will find the strenght to navigate trough the hardest part of your family life.

  167. You have my condolences. I am glad to have crossed paths on this site.

  168. I am so sorry. May it please God to comfort you and may she rest in peace.

  169. Sad News. Know that many out in the internet world will be praying that you can be comforted by the knowledge we are deeply saddened by your loss.

  170. What an intelligent friend and supporter, companion for you, whom we have shared, Baron, and now lost. Missing Dymphna, much.

  171. Please forgive me for the lateness of this reply, I have just regain access to the web. All the posts above have expressed my emotions better than I, I read them all and they all are a wonderful tribute to you Baron, and your wonderful wife, Dymphna. This is a trying time for you and your family, and for those of us, that love this site. Deepest sympathies to you and family, may God give you strength. don vito

  172. Horrible! What a shock! Please Ned, accept my sincerest Christian condolences. I will pray for you and your wife.

    We have of course never met, but she always struck me as a gentle, friendly and caring woman. This is devastating.

    God bless, and stay strong.

  173. This comment is from France.

    Mes très sincères condoléances Cher Baron.

  174. O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who hast trampled down death and overthrown the Devil, and given life to Thy world, do Thou, the same Lord, give rest to the souls of Thy departed servant in a place of brightness, a place of refreshment, a place of repose, where all sickness, sighing, and sorrow have fled away. Pardon every transgression which she had committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For Thou art a good God and lovest mankind; because there is no man who lives yet does not sin, for Thou only art without sin, Thy righteousness is to all eternity, and Thy word is truth.

    For Thou are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Thy servants who have fallen asleep, O Christ our God, and unto Thee we ascribe glory, together with Thy Father, who is from everlasting, and Thine all-holy, good, and life-creating Spirit, now and ever unto ages of ages. Amen.

  175. I’ve been approving comments for the past five days, as I get time. I’m going to close comments now on this post, because I will be putting up a new post before too long.

    I saw the decision to set up a gofundme initiative for the funeral expenses, and I deeply appreciate the effort. I don’t object to it, but if anyone is concerned about its being a scam, don’t donate to it.

    Here’s what I’ll do: any money sent to me, by whatever means, that is earmarked for funeral expenses, will be applied towards them. If donations exceed my expenditures, I’ll donate the difference to a reputable local charity (already chosen) that helps the victims of sexual abuse and exploitation, especially children. Those of you who have followed Dymphna’s writings over the past fifteen years will understand why we (her sons and I) chose this charity.

    Once again, if you are uncomfortable or suspicious about any of this, please don’t donate. You needn’t worry: we had set aside money for this contingency, and can cover the funeral costs.

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