Product DescriptionOur handsome St. Benedict medal is 1-1/4 inch in diameter and comes with a jump ring so your own chain or cord for a pendant can be added. This St. Benedict medal is lightweight and made of a silver color medal. The front of the St. Benedict medal depicts him holding a cross and his 'Rule of Benedict' which founded Western monasticism. The poison cup that shattered when he made the sign of the cross over it is on the front of the St. Benedict medal. In addition, the raven that carried away the poisoned bread a jealous enemy had sent him is included in this St. Benedict medal design.
The back of the St. Benedict medal shows the letters representing the prayer of Jesus while being tempted in the desert: 'Be gone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil! Drink the poison yourself!' Our St. Benedict medal shows the letters representing his Latin prayer. Translated, they mean: 'May the Holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!' Developing a more conscious devotion is strengthened when you have the St. Benedict medal to call on God's blessing and protection.