null
my-cart-icon svg-my-account svg-arrow-next svg-arrow-prev

Saint Dymphna of Gheel Icon - S439

1 Customer Review Write a Review
$9.95
Proportion:
1:1.25
Orientation:
Portrait

Saint Dymphna lived in the seventh century. She was born in Oriel in northeastern Ireland to Damon, a pagan king; her mother was a Christian. When she was 14 years old, Dymphna took a vow of chastity. Her mother died soon afterwards.

After the death of his wife, Damon became mentally disturbed and began to desire his daughter, due to her strong resemblance to her mother. When Dymphna learned of her father’s intentions, she fled to continental Europe and settled in Gheel in present-day Belgium. Using her wealth, she established a hospital for the poor.

Damon, meanwhile, sent his agents to search for his daughter. When they reported that she was in Gheel, Damon traveled there to confront her. He tried to force her to return to Ireland. Dymphna resisted her father's unnatural lust and refused to go with him. Enraged, he drew his sword and beheaded her. She maintained her vow of chastity and her obedience to the law of God to her martyric death.

Saint Dymphna is commemorated on May 15. She is considered a patron saint of those who suffer mental illness. In the icon she holds a cross, symbolizing martyrdom.

Write a Review
  • An Icon Every Mentally Ill Person Should Have
    5

    Posted by Travis on Jul 29th 2022

    Saint Dymphna loves to help those of us that struggle with our mental health. I have been looking for a good icon of her for a while but was having trouble finding one. Legacy Icons did not disappoint. The icon is in gorgeous condition. It is so much easier to show my thanks to this precious saint now!

    Legacy Icons, do you have card versions of this icon I can buy? I'd be a repeat buyer if you do. I'd regularly buy sets of ten if you offered that product, probably about once every 6 months.

    Warm Regards,
    ~Travis

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please note that our icons and some other items are hand-crafted and made-to-order. Allow time for production. Please visit our Shipping FAQ page for more information.

Return Policy

We allow returns for many of our items, but restrictions apply. Please visit our Return Policy page for more information.

Related Products

Customers Also Viewed