St Dymphna Medal, Patron Saint of Emotional & Psychological Disorders, Psychiatrists and Runaways
According to a long-standing sacred tradition St. Dymphna was the daughter of a pagan Irish king named Damon, and his Christian wife. Dymphna was raised by the devout queen to believe in Jesus. Things took a turn for the worse for the teenager when the queen suddenly died, and her grief-stricken father decided his daughter would take her place. When she refused, her father killed her with a single stroke of his sword.
After her death miraculous healings of the mentally ill began to take place amongst those who visited her tomb, 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.
Size: 2.5cm tall including the loop on top.
The medal comes with a silver steel split ring through the top loop so it is ready for use. If you are looking for a good quality stainless steel (non-tarnishing) chain to wear this medal as a necklace, you will find some here.