Saint Dymphna Anglican Chaplet / Christian Patron Saint Domestic Abuse, Psychological Problems
This Anglican chaplet (small rosary)) is based on prayers from Psalm 51 & come with a card of prayers that can be used with the chaplet. The chaplet is designed as an aid to contemplative prayer & the layout of beads is one-quarter of the full Christian rosary.
I've used lovely minty green Czech glass crystal beads for the 7 prayer beads, & green & gold lampwork glass bead for the introductory bead. At one end is a gold pewter Talavera folk art cross, at the other is a medal of St Dymphna and a gold pewter butterfly - a symbol of renewal and transformation.
Saint 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 story of St. Dymphna was first recorded in the thirteenth century by a canon of the Church of St Aubert at Cambrai. The author says that his writings were based upon a longstanding oral tradition and a persuasive history of inexplicable and miraculous healing of the mentally ill.
Length: 14cm / 5.5 inches
Cross & medal: 2.5cm / 1 inch
A prayer card accompanies the chaplet, which has prayers for this little rosary. You can of course substitute other prayers in keeping with your own prayer and meditation.