This is a lovely tribute to St. Benedict. His power is sorely needed during this time of plagues and problems. Thank you for this beautiful article.
The St. Benedict Medal is a very powerful sacramental, especially when it comes to protection from devils.
The inscriptions on the front read:
center — Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict)
bottom — Ex SM Casino MDCCCLXXX (from holy Monte Casino, 1880)
edge — Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!)
The initials on the back stand for:
cross — Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!)
angles of the cross — Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict)
top — Pax (peace)
edge — Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mall quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is…
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