The legend of Saint Christine dates to the later Fourth Century at Bofena, Italy. The daughter of a powerful magistrate, she rejected all of her suitors at the age of 11, angering her father, who locked her and her 12 servants in a tower filled with expensive idols of heathen worship. After an angelic vision, Christine smashed them all, and distributed the priceless pieces to the poor. Her travails were not over, however, as this act seemed to have turned her father into the persecutor of his daughter. He had her whipped and thrown into prison, burned in a furnace, thrown into a lake with stones around her neck, lowered into a pit of serpents, all of which she survived, saved by angels, until he eventually had her tongue cut out which led to her demise. Because of this, she is associated with both those who save and those who suffer, and is known as the patron saint of psychologists and mental health workers, as well as people with mental health issues.
Recast from an antique original found in France, this medal features a beautiful portrait of St. Christine clutching a sheath of arrows. It is available in sterling silver, 14k yellow, rose or white gold––simply choose from the dropdown menu during checkout. Can also be engraved with a name or a message, contact us to inquire.
- Patron of: Psychologists and mental health workers, people with mental health issues
- Measures approximately 22mm across
- Chain not included––contact us to source one in the style and length of your choosing.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 4-6 weeks production time, or contact us directly if you need an order by a certain date.