St Dymphna Chaplet Rosary, Patron Saint of Stress & Psychological Problems
A small rosary for special prayers or occasions is often called a chaplet. Many chaplets are dedicated to particularly inspiring saints, or are used for particular prayer purposes. Some chaplet rosaries have traditional prayers that have been used with them for centuries.
This is a chaplet of Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of those suffering from stress and psychological problems, as well of of runaways and domestic abuse victims.
I've used pale pink 7mm round crystal beads for the chaplet, each linked by hand into a loop of 15 beads that meets at a medal of Our Lady of the Angels. The front extension has two larger pink beads finished with wee rose Swarovski® crystals.
There are 17 beads in total in the layout, 15 for the years of Dymphna's short life and 2 for the intentions of the Holy Father. A wee Celtic cross hangs at the center and a medal of St Dymphna begins and ends the chaplet.
Saint Dymphna lost her life when she was murdered by her father after refusing to enter into an incestuous marriage with him. Citing the sinful nature of the union and her devotion to Christ, she bravely said she preferred death to sin. At her heroic response, the unstable king flew into a rage and beheaded his own daughter with a stroke of his sword.
After her death, miraculous healings of the mentally ill began to take place which were attributed to St Dymphna. She became the patron saint of the nervous, emotionally disturbed, mentally ill, and those who suffer neurological disorders - and, consequently, of psychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists. She is also the patron saint of runaways and victims of incest or domestic abuse. mental health
Length: 9.4" (24cm)
Medal: 1" (2.5cm)
Beads: 7mm & 10mm round crystal.
The chaplet comes in attractive packaging, along with a card with the traditional prayers.
You can see more St Dymphna items here:
Saint Dymphna Collection