St. Dymphna Pendant Necklace

$39

The St. Dymphna Pendant Necklace is handcrafted from Surgical Steel or 18k Gold finish with a hand-poured liquid glass dome. The durable charm measures 0.9" diameter (about the size of a quarter) and comes with an adjustable 18"- 22" luxury chain. Handmade in the USA. A truly beautiful accessory that makes a lovely and unique gift.

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!

MADE IN THE USA. This custom made-on-demand item ships world-wide directly from our manufacturer in New Jersey, USA and should arrive within 7-10 days within the U.S. or within 2-4 weeks for all other countries. Destination tracking is available on this item for most countries. A tracking number will be emailed to you once 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 of order processing are eligible for a free reshipment or a refund.

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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