St Dymphna Chaplet Rosary, Patron Saint of Stress & Psychological Problems
This little rosary is the Chaplet of Saint Dymphna, an Irish saint who is the patroness of domestic and sexual abuse victims as well as for those suffering from stress or psychological problems.
A small rosary known is sometimes known as a pocket rosary or a chaplet rosary. They are often used for special prayer purposes or occasions, and are often dedicated to a particularly inspirational saint. Many have traditional prayers that have been used with them for centuries.
There are 17 beads in total in the layout for the St Dymphna chaplet, 15 for the years of Dymphna's short life and 2 for the intentions of the Holy Father. A medal of St Dymphna begins and ends the chaplet.
I've used white howlite stone beads for the chaplet, each linked by hand into a loop of 15 beads that meets at a medal of the Holy Family & the Holy Spirit. The front extension has two larger white beads finished with wee white opal Swarovski® crystals.
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 healing 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.
Length: 10.75 inches (27cm);
Medal: 1 inch (2.5cm);
Beads: 8mm white howlite.
The chaplet comes in attractive packaging, along with a card with the traditional prayers.
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