This 18K Solid Yellow Gold Saint Benedict Medal is a stunning way to show your devotion to the patron saint of Europe. The front features an image of Saint Benedict and the back has an authentic 1880 Jubilee-design cross. Measuring at 13 mm in size and 0.51 inches in diameter, This medal is ideal for everyday wear due to its convenient size.. The Italian 750 stamp ensures the 18K gold purity. Available in sizes 13, 9,11,15 ,17 & 19mm.
This medal is one of the holiest medals.It was was approved in 1880 for the 1,400-year anniversary of the founding of the Benedictine Order.This two-sided medal includes several details .At his feet are a chalice and a raven, images that call to mind Benedict’s miraculous deliverance from poison.Along the outer edge of the medal are the words ejus in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur, which means “at our death may we be fortified by his presence.”The reverse side of Benedict’s medal contains several powerful prayers, written as initials for wearers to memorize, among them CSSML for crux sacra sit mihi lux, meaning “the holy cross be my light,” and NDSMD for non draco sit mihi dux, which translates “let not the dragon be my guide.” Around the edges are letters signifying these Latin mottoes: VRSNSMV—SMQLIVB, vade retro satana, numquam suade mihi vana! sunt mala quae libas. ipse venena bibas, meaning, “Begone, Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!” At the top is usually a pax for “peace.”
If you own Benedict’s medal and would like to have it blessed, you can always visit a Benedictine priest for a proper blessing