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St. Dymphna Retablo

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St. Dymphna Retablo Patroness of Mentally Ill, Epileptics and Mental Health Workers

Dymphna was born in the sixth century in Ireland. Dymphna's father Damon, a petty King of Oriel, was a pagan, but her mother was a devout Christian. After the death of her mother, her father demanded that she fulfill the role of his wife. Dymphna fled Ireland. Her father chased after her and eventually found her and again demanded she meet his perverted requests. She refused whereupon her father slew her with his sword. At her grave site miraculous cures of the mentally ill and epileptics have taken place. One of the world's largest and most progressive mental hospitals is built on the site of her martyrdom.

"St. Dymphna, intercede for me at the throne of Divine Mercy. May I know courage in this hour of need and find my way out of my suffering."

Handpainted with a prayer and/or information about the saint on the back.

Retablos are devotional images of Christian saints painted by santeros, or "saint makers." Retablos in New Mexico were created and popularized in the 1800s, and traditional practices are still used by artisans there today. The artist of this retablo, Lynn Garlick, has been creating retablos in New Mexico since 1993.

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 3"// Small - 3 1/2" x 7"