St Dymphna & Guardian Angel Chaplet
Dymphna was the beautiful and pious daughter of a pagan Irish king and his Christian wife in the 7th century. After the death of her mother, she was murdered at the age of 16 years by her mentally unwell father after fleeing from his demands that she become his wife. The author of St Dymphna's history made special note that his writings were based upon a longstanding oral tradition and a persuasive history of inexplicable and miraculous healings of the mentally ill attributed to her.
This pocket rosary (also known as a chaplet) of Saint Dymphna is laid out in the form of one 'week' of the full Anglican rosary - a group of 7 prayer beads with a larger 'invitatory' bead - small rosary prayer beads for keeping in a pocket or purse, office drawer or bedside table.
At one end of the chaplet is a medal of St Dymphna along with a medal of the Guardian Angel, and at the other is a gold pewter Celtic cross. St Dymphna was Irish by birth and this cross represents her homeland.
I've used 10mm faceted crystal beads in Irish green for the week prayer beads, and a lampwork glass bead in gold, pink & green for the cruciform bead. All the beads are linked by hand with silver rosary wire, and the larger bead is wire-wrapped to give that nice handmade look.
A prayer card accompanies the little rosary, which has prayers that are based on Psalm 51. You can of course substitute other prayers in keeping with your own prayer and meditation.
Length: 22cm (8.7")
Cross: 3cm (1.2")
Medals: 2.5cm (1.0")
All my chaplets and rosaries come with a card explaining a bit about the layout and suggested prayers and in attractive packaging to brighten your day, or so they are ready for gift-giving.
You can see more Christian chaplets and saint chaplets here.
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