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SAINT BENEDICT OF NURSIA
inspired by St Benedict - why is this medal so powerful?


FRESCO BELOW of ST BENEDICT

by Far Angelica (1437 - 1446) - Museo di 
San Marco,  Florenz (Florence Italy)
  WHO WAS
 ST BENEDICT OF NURSIA?
This page was Inspired by St Benedict of Nursia (Benedetto da Norcia) an Italian Saint who lived from 480 - 547. He was the founder of Western Christian monastic communities, and was canonized 1220.  Note St. Benedicts company on this rosary below making it the most powerful intercessory rosary we have:
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7 ST BENEDICT MEDALS ORDERED
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1 CORINTHIANS 2:9
But as it is written: "What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him,"
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IN TODAY'S WORLD 
WE ARE A PEOPLE READY FOR BATTLE
More and more we are aware of the great need of God inour lives. We pray for unity in our families and in our nation and world. We are noticing a upward swing of people ordering medals and asking for prayers, ST BENEDICT offers us the prayers of exorcism, Our GUARDIAN ANGELS and SAINT MICHAEL are there for us .... 

A figural medal of St Michael is at the center back of the loop on each rosary and the center is of St Pio and Mary, both of whom fight spiritual warfare along with St Michael. The Medals of St Benedict, are pre Jubilee 1880. (You may chose either). This rosary is  packed with powerful intercession offered by St Benedict and his friends, St Michael the Archangel, St Pio and Mary, the mother of our Lord, Jesus.

PRAY FOR HIS INTERCESSION
"The intercession of St. Benedict is known to have power and our faith can release this power.  The medal is reminder that we are protected by the power of Christ." (from a Diocesan Exhorsist, FrJoseph - USA)


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~ ST BENEDICT MEDAL ~
WHAT IT ALL MEANS 
In 1647 a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at the Abbey of Metten (Bavaria), giving an explanation of the letters on the art. They are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan.  The blessed Benedictine medal carries the same power against evil as does the true cross. The round Benedictine medal, the one we are most familiar with, is called the Jubilee Medal (struck in 1880 marking the 1000 th anniversary of St. Benedict's birth) But many existed before this time, including the ones used on the rosaries and chaplets here. All carry the same powerful message of intercession below:
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JUBILEE MEDAL (1880) 
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SYMBOLS on THE 
OBVERSE and REVERSE SIDES
St Benedict standing in center, holding the cross in his right hand, the book of monastic rule ("walk in God's ways, with the Gospel as our guide."). On a pedestal to the right of St. Benedict is the poisoned cup shattered when he made the sign of the cross over it. On a pedestal to the left is a raven about to carry away a loaf of poisoned bread, sent by a jealous enemy to St. Benedict.
 POWER OF ST BENEDICT MEDAL
... WHAT THE MEDAL SAYS ...
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The reverse of the medal bears a cross 
with the initial letters on the vertical bar: 
- C  S  S  M  L -
"Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux"
 THE HOLY CROSS BY MY LIGHT
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 Across the horizontal bar; the initial letters:
- N  D  S  M  D -
"Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux"
 LET NOT THE DRAGON BE MY GUIDE
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    Around the cross; each in a circle, the letters: 
- (C) - (S) - (P) - (B) - 
"Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti"
 IN THE ANGELS OF THE CROSS
 (The cross of our holy father Benedict)
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 Around the margin of the medal, the initial letters: 
- V  R  S  N  S  M  V - 
"Vade Retro Satana, Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana
- S  M  Q  L  I  V  B -
 Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas"
 BEGONE, SATAN, DO NOT SUGGEST TO ME THY 
VANITIES. EVIL ARE THE THINGS THOU PROFFEREST.
 DRINK THOU THY OWN POISON.
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  At the top of the cross - Pax (peace).

 

 JUBILEE MEDAL FROM 1880 SEEN ABOVE
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AVAILABLE  NOW
TWO RARE ST BENEDICT MEDALS 
 Considered on of the oldest and most honored medals because believed to hold greatest power against evil,  called the "devil-chasing medal". Dating back before the 11th century in the form of a cross. Reverse carries  the Vade retro satana ("Step back, Satan") Round medal is jubilee medal struck in 1880. (used on our rosaries and available to be purchased alone)

 St BENEDICT
reverse: Beneditine Cross
Europe / 1800's

M.SBT.2 - (1.5 in)
(pricing & to order)
 St  BENOIT (Benedict)
reverse: Benedictine Cross
France / vintage unknown 

MSBT.1. - (1.5 in)
(pricing & to order)
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of medals above, click links
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ARRIVING NOW
NEW  ST BENEDICT MEDALS 
(being cast now in bronze, sterling, white bronze)

JUBILEE  1880 
(Europe, 1880 Jubilee medal)

M.SBT.04 - (1.5 in.)
(pricing and to order)
 RARE BENEDICTI - 1700s
(Italy , early 1700s)

M.SBT.03 - (1.25in.)
(pricing and to order)
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Sm BENEDICT FIGURAL
(Europe / est early 1900s)

M.SBT.05 - (1in. x .75 in.)
(pricing and to order)
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MEDALS CARRY
THE EXORCISM PRAYER
The blessed medal of St. Benedict carries the prayer of exorcism against the ways of Satan. Review the words above and hear what they say. Repeat them often . It is a prayer for peace, not only in the world but amongst ourselves through the intercession of St. Benedict. It calls 'for the Cross of Christ to be our light and our guide' and becomes a constant reminder that we are to follow Christ and not to be influenced by the 'Dragon' or the devil, satan. We are not to drink his poison but to tell him to drink his own poison. It give us strength in times of temptation and reminds us that we are to reject satan and all his ways. The evil influences in the world today are very very powerful because they are so subtle.
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POPE PAUL VI
(June 29, 1972)
  'From some crevice, the smoke of Satan 
has entered the temple of God'
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Wearing or keeping the Medal of Benedict on our person or in our wallet is a constant reminder of this spiritual warfare around us! Keeping one in our car, on our computer, anywhere it is visible is wonderful, although if hidden from sight, it still carries the power and message of hope against the evil one.  Attach one to your rosary or pray the prayer of the 'niner' daily. This may also be a novena prayer.




~ PRAYER of ST BENEDICT  ~
9 DAY NOVENA
“O Glorious St. Benedict, sublime model of all virtues, pure vessel of God’s grace! Behold me, humbly kneeling at thy feet. I implore thy loving heart to pray for me before the throne of God. To thee I have recourse in all the dangers which daily surround me. Shield me against my enemies, inspire me to imitate thee in all things. May thy blessings be with me always, so that I may shun whatever God forbids and avoid the occasions of sin.”

“Graciously obtain for me from God those favors and graces of which I stand so much in need, in the trials, miseries and afflictions of life. Thy heart was always so full of love, compassion, and mercy towards those who were afflicted or troubled in any way. Thou didst never dismiss without consolation and assistance anyone who had recourse to thee. I therefore invoke thy powerful intercession in the confident hope that thou will hear my prayers and obtain for me the special grace and favor I so earnestly implore (mention it), if it be for the greater glory of God and the welfare of my soul.”

“Help me, O great St. Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to be ever submissive to His holy will, and to attain the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.”

O Lord, I place myself in your hands and dedicate myself to you. I pledge myself to do your will in all things: To love the Lord God with all my heart, all my soul, all my strength. Not to kill. Not to steal. Not to covet. Not to bear false witness. To honor all persons. Not to do to another what I would not wish done to myself. To chastise the body. Not to seek after pleasures. To love fasting. To relieve the poor. To clothe the naked. To visit the sick. To bury the dead. To help in trouble. To console the sorrowing. To hold myself aloof from worldly ways. To prefer nothing to the love of Christ. Not to give way to anger. Not to foster a desire for revenge. Not to entertain deceit in the heart. Not to make a false peace. Not to forsake charity. Not to swear, lest I swear falsely. To speak the truth with heart and tongue. Not to return evil for evil. To do no injury: yea, even to bear patiently any injury done to me. To love my enemies. Not to curse those who curse me, but rather to bless them. To bear persecution for justice' sake. Not to be proud. Not to be given to intoxicating drink. Not to be an over-eater. Not to be lazy. Not to be slothful. Not to be a murmured. Not to be a detractor. To put my trust in God. To refer the good I see in myself to God. To refer any evil in myself to myself. To fear the Day of Judgment. To be in dread of hell. To desire eternal life with spiritual longing. To keep death before my eyes daily. To keep constant watch over my actions. To remember that God sees me everywhere. To call upon Christ for defense against evil thoughts that arises in my heart. To guard my tongue against wicked speech. To avoid much speaking. To avoid idle talk. To read only what is good to read. To look at only what is good to see. To pray often. To ask forgiveness daily for my sins, and to seek ways to amend my life. To obey my superiors in all things rightful. Not to desire to be thought holy, but to seek holiness. To fulfill the commandments of God by good works. To love chastity. To hate no one. Not to be jealous or envious of anyone. Not to love strife. Not to love pride. To honor the aged. To pray for my enemies. To make peace after a quarrel, before the setting of the sun. Never to despair of your mercy, O God of Mercy. Amen.
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1 PETER 5 : 5-11

    4 Likewise, you younger members, 5 be subject to the presbyters. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for: "God opposes the proud but bestows favor on the humble."  So humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time ....
     ... 7 Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you. 8 Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for (someone) to devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that your fellow believers throughout the world undergo the same sufferings ...
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    ... 10  The God of all grace who called you to his eternal glory through Christ (Jesus) will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you after you have suffered a little. 11 To him be dominion forever. Amen.




~ LITANY of ST BENEDICT  ~
 Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary, and 1 Glory Be.
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LITANY OF ST BENEDICT
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Lord, have mercy on us --- Christ, have mercy on us.
God the Father of Heaven --- Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world --- Have mercy on us.
God, the Holy Spirit --- Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God --- Have mercy on us.
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litany of st benedict
St. Benedict
Jubilee Medal 
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Saint Benedict stands on a pedestal, a shepherd’s crook in his arm, holding the cross of Jesus in his right hand and his famous Rule in his left. On his right side we see the poisoned cup that could not kill him, and on his left an image of the raven that fed him.
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Holy Mary  --- Pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother of God --- Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins --- Pray for us.
Holy Father, Saint Benedict --- Pray for us.
Father most reverend --- Pray for us.
Father most renowned --- Pray for us.
Father most compassionate --- Pray for us.
Man of great fortitude --- Pray for us.
Man of venerable life --- Pray for us.
Man of the most holy conversation --- Pray for us.
True servant of God --- Pray for us.
Light of devotion --- Pray for us.
Light of prayer --- Pray for us. 
Light of contemplation --- Pray for us.
Star of the world ---  Pray for us.
Best master of an austere life --- Pray for us.
Leader of the holy warfare --- Pray for us.
Leader and chief of monks --- Pray for us.
Master of those who die to the world ---Pray for us.
Protector of those who cry to thee ---Pray for us.
Wonderful worker of miracles --- Pray for us.
Revealer of the secrets of the human heart --- Pray for us.
Master of spiritual discipline --- Pray for us.
Companion of the patriarchs --- Pray for us.
Equal of the prophets --- Pray for us.
Follower of the Apostles --- Pray for us.
Teacher of Martyrs --- Pray for us.
Father of many pontiffs --- Pray for us.
Gem of abbots --- Pray for us.
Glory of Confessors --- Pray for us.
Imitator of anchorites --- Pray for us.
Associate of virgins --- Pray for us.
Colleague of all the Saints --- Pray for us.
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Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world 
--- Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world 
--- Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world 
--- Have mercy on us.

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V. Intercede for us, O holy father Saint Benedict, 
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
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Let Us Pray: O God, Who hast called us from the vanity of the world, and Who dost incite us to the reward of a heavenly vocation under the guidance of our holy patriarch and founder, Saint Benedict, inspire and purify our hearts and pour forth on us Thy grace, whereby we may persevere in Thee. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
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 MATTHEW 11:28-30

 28  "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. 29  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. 30  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light."
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PSALM 34:12-18
    12  Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.  13 Who among you loves life, takes delight in prosperous days? 14  Keep your tongue from evil, your lips from speaking lies.  15  Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 16  The LORD has eyes for the just and ears for their cry. 17  The LORD'S face is against evildoers to wipe out their memory from the earth. 18  When the just cry out, the LORD hears and rescues them from all distress.
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ALL METALS AVAILABLE
All metal parts shown on this page are available individually in sterling silver or solid bronze. See full line at SUPPLIES link, top of page.
 INTERCESSION OF ST BENEDICT
"The intercession of St. Benedict is known to have power and our faith can release this power.  The medal is reminder that we are protected by the power of Christ."
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  IN PAST HISTORY, 
IT IS KNOWN TO HAVE 

Destroyed witchcraft and all other diabolical influences.   +++   'Keep away the spells of magicians, of wicked / evil-minded persons.  +++   Impart protection to persons tempted, deluded or tormented by evil spirits.  +++   Obtain the conversion of sinners, especially when in danger of death.  +++  To serve as an armor in temptations against holy purity.  +++  Destroy the effects of poison.  +++  Secure a timely and healthy birth for children.  +++  Afford protection against storms and lightning.  +++ To serve as an efficacious remedy for bodily afflictions and a means of protection against contagious diseases.  +++  Finally, the Medal has often been used with admirable effect even for animals infected with plague or other maladies, and for fields when invaded by harmful insects.'

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 IN UNION WITH MARY
'Mary will raise up apostles of the latter times to make war against the evil one. . . . But the power of Mary over all the devils will especially shine forth in the latter times, when Satan will lay his snares against her heel: that is to say, her humble slaves and poor children, whom she will raise up to make war against him. They shall be little and poor in the world's esteem, and abased before all like the heel, trodden underfoot and persecuted as the heel is by other members of the body.
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But in return for this they shall be rich in the grace of God, which Mary shall distribute to them abundantly. They shall be great and exalted before God in sanctity. Superior to all creatures by their lively zeal, and so well sustained with God's assistance that, with the humility of their heel, in union with Mary, they shall crush the head of the devil and cause Jesus Christ to triumph.' (St Louis de Monfort)



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