ROMAN INC - SAINT DYMPHNA - PATRONESS OF MENTAL HEALTH
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
Dymphna was the daughter of a devout Christian woman. Her father, Damon, was a pagan Irish chieftan. When Dymphna was about fourteen years of age, her mother died. It is said that Damon then suffered from mental illness brought about by his grief over the loss of his wife. With hopes of filling this great void in his life, he traveled in search of a woman who met his expectation. His search was in vain, for none were willing to marry him.
When Damon returned to his home he saw that Dynphna was as beautiful as her mother had been. In his madness, he made advances that she refused and demanded that she be his wife. Dymphna ran from Ireland to Belgium with a priest that was her confessor. St Gerebernus. Damon found them in Belgium and beheaded St Gerebernus. Dymphna refused to return to Ireland with Damon, and in a mad rage, he killed her.
It is believed that miracles of healing for those suffering from mental illness and being possessed, have taken place at the site of her death, where a shrine has been built.
Feast Day: May 15
Prayer in honor of St. Dymphna
Lord Jesus Christ, You have willed that St. Dymphna should be invoked by thousands of clients as the patroness of nervous and mental disease, and have brought it about that her interest in these patients should be an inspiration and an ideal of charity throughout the world. Grant that, through the prayers of this youthful martyr of purity, those who suffer from nervous and mental illness everywhere on earth may be helped and consoled. I recommend the patience to bear with their affliction and resignation to do Your divine will. Give them the consolation they need and especially the cure they so much desire, if it be Your will. Through Christ Our Lord.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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