St Dymphna Christian Pocket Rosary, Patron Saint of Domestic Violence & Mental Stress
This pocket rosary of Saint Dymphna is laid out in the form of one 'week' of the full Anglican or Christian rosary - a group of 7 prayer beads with a larger 'invitatory' bead. Shorter rosary prayer beads are perfect for today's busy lifestyle, for keeping in a pocket or purse, office drawer or bedside table.
At one end of the chaplet is a medal of St Dymphna along with a gold pewter butterfly, and at the other is a gold pewter Talavera cross. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation and change, representing hope (exact design may vary). The design on the cross in in the style of Talavera folk art, with the pattern raised on the front and the same pattern engraved into the back.
I've used luminous green Czech crystal beads for the week prayer beads, and a lampwork glass bead in green & gold for the cruciform bead. All the beads are linked by hand with gold rosary wire, and the larger bead is wire-wrapped to give that nice handmade look.
A prayer card accompanies the little rosary, which has prayers that are based on Psalm 51. You can of course substitute other prayers in keeping with your own prayer and meditation.
Dymphna was the beautiful and pious daughter of a pagan Irish king and his Christian wife in the 7th century. After the death of her mother, she was murdered at the age of 16 years by her mentally unwell father after fleeing from his demands that she become his wife. The author of St Dymphna's history made special note that his writings were based upon a longstanding oral tradition and a persuasive history of inexplicable and miraculous healings of the mentally ill attributed to her.
Length: 18.5cm (7.25 inches)
Cross: 2.5cm tall (1 inch)
All my chaplets and rosaries come with a card explaining a bit about the layout and suggested prayers and in attractive packaging to brighten your day, or so they are ready for gift-giving.
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