St. Dymphna Medallion Handbag

$58

The St. Dymphna Medallion Handbag features custom artwork printed on a premium quality, water-resistant and eco-friendly imitation leather. Comfortable and sturdy carrying straps with high-quality stitching for long-lasting durability. Included is an adjustable 60" removable, cross body or shoulder strap. Finished with multiple interior compartments to keep your items organized. A truly unique way to share your faith or a special holiday, birthday or confirmation gift.

 Dimensions: 9" wide x 8" tall x 3" deep
◼ 60" Removable Strap

This is a couture item which is custom made-to-order. Our couture collection features exclusive, custom designs with our signature crown somewhere within the design. Not sold in stores and you won’t find this anywhere else!

Our custom made-to-order handbags ship world-wide directly from our exceptional craftsmen in China. Production Time Approximately: 7-10 days Ship Time by FedEx or DHL Express Approximately: 2-5 days. Destination tracking is available for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you as soon as your order has shipped.

Please Note that during peak shopping seasons, production and ship time may take a little longer than normal. If you are buying this item as a gift, please order as early as possible. We don't want to disappoint you or the gift recipient with a potentially delayed order.

For countries where tracking numbers are not available, this item should arrive by regular post within 2-4 weeks. Orders that have not arrived within 45 days from the time your order has shipped are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.

MATERIALS 
The printed area of this handbag is made with a high quality, textured imitation taiga leather (similar to the material used for the Gucci and Louis Vuitton luxury handbags). This material is made with split leather (that’s the fibrous part of the hide left over from making genuine leather) which has been bonded with polyurethane. This material is extremely durable and the image will not fade, peel or flake. The sides, handles and removable cross-body strap are made with a semi glossy, smooth imitation leather. This handbag is vegan and eco friendly.

CARE
To clean your handbag, use a soft, damp towel to wipe away any dust or dirt. You can use a mild soap or cleaning spray if needed. Please do not put this handbag in the washing machine.

ST. DYMPHNA

Feast Day May 15
Patron Saint of mental and neurological disorders, depression, anxiety, runaways, psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, and survivors of sexual assault and incest.

 

Dymphna was born in Ireland in the 7th century. Her father Damon, a petty king of Oriel, was a pagan, but her mother was a devout Christian.

When Dymphna was 14 years old, she consecrated herself to Christ and took a vow of chastity. Shortly thereafter, her mother died. Damon had loved his wife deeply, and in the aftermath of her death his mental health sharply deteriorated. Eventually the king's counsellors pressed him to remarry. Damon agreed, but only on the condition that his bride would be as beautiful as his deceased wife. After searching fruitlessly, Damon began to desire his daughter because of her strong resemblance to her mother.

When Dymphna learned of her father's intentions she swore to uphold her vows, and fled his court along with her confessor Father Gerebernus and two trusted servants. Together they sailed eventually landing in what is present-day Belgium, where they took refuge in the town of Geel.

Once settled in Geel, Dymphna built a hospice for the poor and sick of the region. However, it was through the use of her wealth that her father would eventually ascertain her whereabouts, as some of the coins used enabled her father to trace them to Belgium.

Damon sent his agents to pursue his daughter and her companions. When their hiding place was discovered, Damon travelled to Geel to recover his daughter. Damon ordered his soldiers to kill Father Gerebernus and tried to force Dymphna to return with him to Ireland, but she resisted. Furious, Damon drew his sword and struck off his daughter's head. She was 15 years old when she died.

After Dymphna and Father Gerebernus were martyred, the residents of Geel buried them in a nearby cave. Years later, their remains were moved to a more suitable location. Some of her remains are at the National Shrine of St. Dymphna in the United States.

God, as always, uses circumstances surrounding the death of his saints to bring about good. After Dymphna’s tragic murder, those suffering from mental or emotional illness would come to the site of her death and receive miraculous healing. Later an infirmary was built over the site where she died and many miracles were reported there as well.

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