A beautiful large heavy enamel St Benedict wall hanging crucifix. This is a constant prayer of exorcism, protecting us, our families and homes from the evil of Satan.
• Comes in either white or black.
• Ready to hang in your home.
• 8 inches / 20cm.
• 4oz / 114g
At first glimpse, we immediately see that the Saint Benedict Medal is filled with images, letters and words. It is worth studying because every image your eye falls upon has meaning. Once explained, you will have a rich understanding of the medal, making it truly valuable, literally, a spiritual treasure.
Pedestals stand on either side of Benedict. The pedestal on his right holds a cup for wine and the other a raven about to take flight. Both represent thwarted attempts to kill Benedict. This is our reminder that Christ will always come to the aid of those who call on Him.
In the area above the cup and raven the Latin words “Crux s patris Benedicti” are inscribed. They translate to”The Cross of our holy father Benedict” (CSPB).
Inscribed around the margin of the medal we find the words, “Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur!” which translates to “May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!” Saint Benedict is considered the patron saint of a happy death. Read below to see more information about his blessed death.
Below Benedict are the letters SM Casino MDCCLXXX, indicating the medal commemorates the 1400th anniversary of Benedict’s death.
The cross on the back of the medal carries the initial letters of a Latin prayer. “Crux sacra sti mihi lux! Nanquam draco sit mihi dux!” translates to “May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!” This is a constant prayer of exorcism, protecting us, our families and homes from the evil of Satan.CSSMLNDSMD
In the spaces around the cross the letters CSPB stand for, “Crux Sancti Patris benedicti", meaning, “The cross of our holy father Benedict”.
Above the cross, the centuries-old Benedictine motto reads simply “Pax”, “Peace”.
The letters outlining the rim of the medal are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism: VRSNSMV - SMQLIVB, standing for “Vade retro Santana! Nanquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!” mean, “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! Evil are the things thous profferest, Crink thou thine own poison” With these emphatic words in constant presence, Satan cannot even approach.