St Dymphna Pocket Rosary, Patron Saint of Runaways, Domestic Abuse & Psychological Problems
A small rosary (often called a pocket rosary or chaplet) in honor of Saint Dymphna, the patron saint of runaways, domestic and sexual abuse as well as for those suffering from psychological problems.
This pretty pocket rosary is made with 8mm round natural green aventurine gemstone beads in the loop, and two lovely lampwork glass beads encircled with flowers and leaves in the front. A medal of St Dymphna and a wee Celtic cross to remember Dymphna's Irish heritage complete the rosary.
All the beads are linked with silver rosary wire, and the loop meets at a rose connector. The two lampwork glass beads are finished with little Swarovski crystals and are wire-wrapped.
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.
Length: 9.8" (25cm)
Medal: 1" (2.5cm)
Beads: 8mm round
The chaplet comes in attractive packaging, along with a prayer card.