19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals

19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals

Old devotional medal of Saint Benedict, 19c. The Saint Benedict Medal is a Christian sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia. This medal is one of the oldest and most honored medals used by Christians and, due to the belief in its power against evil, is also known as the "devil-chasing medal"

The face shows Saint Benedict holding cross and book. The inscription is Crux St Benedicti = The cross of Saint Benedict. Very interesting the small pelican to Saints left – one of Benedict Saint Attributes

On the back side the typical dominant cross of Saint Benedict. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!).
In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict).

Above the cross is the letters IHS - combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B are the initial letters, as mentioned above, of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: 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!)

The condition is very good. The medal is made of a copper alloy; it is only superficial cleaned.

Measurements: 0.9 x 0.6 inches.
Patronages of Saint Benedict (some of): Against poison, farmers, gall stones, officers of arms, kidney disease, schoolchildren and students.

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19C Religious Medal of Saint Benedict – One of the most Honored Medals

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