Saint Benedict Crucifix Silver Plated/Dark Blue Enamel 2"

Price:: $9.99
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  • Jump Ring Included: No
  • Weight Grams: 8.0
  • Finish: Silver Plated/Enamel
  • Item #: (G143) 500/4106 Dark Blue CX
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Our Deluxe Saint Benedict are known for the most Beautiful intricate designs - 2" Metal Crucifix in Brilliant Silver Finish Color Epoxy Enamel-

On the front of the medal is St. Benedict holding 2 things. He holds, in his right, hand a cross, to which he was incredibly devoted and, in the left, his rule for monasteries. In the back there is a poisoned cup, that when the saint made the sign of the cross over it, shattered. A jealous enemy had given him this cup and a loaf of bread (also poisoned) that a raven carried away. Above the cup are the words "Crux sancti patris Benedicti" (The Cross of our holy father Benedict). Surrounding the figure of St. Benedict are the words "Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur!" (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death) as he was always regarded to the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death.

On the back there resides a cross. On the cross are the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, initials of the words "Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux!" (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!). At the top of the medal is the word Pax (peace.) Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, refer to Vade retro satana meaning "Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!" (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!).



PATRON OF

Against poison, Against witchcraft, Agricultural workers, Cavers, Civil engineers, Coppersmiths,Dying people, Erysipelas, Europe, Farmers, Fever, Gall stones, Heerdt Germany, Inflammatory diseases, Italian architects, Kidney disease, Monks, Nettle rash, Norcia Italy, People in religious orders, Schoolchildren, Servants who have broken their master's belongings, Speliologists, Spelunkers,Temptations