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ST BENEDICT ROSARY FROM THE ROSARY WORKSHOP
RDSP.2565, CDSP.2565 - Papal
'BE STEADFAST in FAITH' I & II
inspired by St Benedict - why is this medal so powerful?


ROSARY: RDSB.2900 (Mighty Hand of God) Antique 'Oil' beads
ROSARY: RDSB.2910 (I Willl Give You Rest) Olivewood
INSPIRED BY ST BENEDICT
 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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Fresco below of St Benedict
by Far Angelica (1437 - 1446) - Museo di 
San Marco,  Florenz (Florence Italy)

FOUR POWERFUL 
PEOPLE READY FOR BATTLE
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.
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 ... THE MERCY OF GOD IS THE HOPE THAT IS WITHIN ...
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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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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." (Fr Joseph - USA)

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~ MIGHTY HAND of GOD ROSARY ~
 PACKED WITH SYMBOLS
The figural medal of St Michael is attached to the center back loop of this rosary to remind us of his intercession when we ask for his protection.  The center is that of St Pio and Mary, two more spiritual warriors against the attacks of the devil.  The facet blue crystal Paters reflect the light of the Madonna herself. 

AVE BEADS BY WILLIE WILHELM
 The topazy 'Oil' beads are hand made (1950s) and remind us of how oil is used in the church as a sacrament and sacramentals in blessing and healing. Using either the large St Benedict medal or the St Benedict cross gives a full reminders of the powerful intercession we have in our hands in time of prayer. 

 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.
AVAILABLE WITH OR WITHOUT SKULL 
The Traditional skull was popular through the middle of the 1800s and was a reminder of Christ's Victory over Death. To learn more of the history and symbolism of the skull in art and on rosaries and crucifixes, follow the links below.

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 “It is to your advantage to commit yourself to the sufferings that Jesus will send to you.  Jesus cannot tolerate seeing you afflicted and he will come to you and comfort you, blessing you with many graces for your soul”.  Padre Pio




~ I WILL GIVE YOU REST ~
SYMBOLIZING 
THE NEW SPRINGTIME
10 mm  Olivewood beads from Bethlehem with faceted lt blue Swarovski Crystal (Austria) are truly magnificent.  The same center honoring Mary and St Pio are used along with the powerful Benedict medal at one end and St Michael figural at the other. May be purchased with either the triangle medal or the cross of Benedict. 
 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 34:13
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.




~ ST MICHAEL MEDAL ~
SHOWN BELOW  IN BRONZE AND STERLING
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   “Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you.  God has given him to you for your protection, therefore, you should use him accordingly”.  Padre Pio
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Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Divine Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.  + Amen.




~ 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).
 TWO MEDALS OF BENEDICT
 Two rare, antique (pre 1880) St Benedict medals (below) used on our rosaries and available to be purchased alone
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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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  'From some crevice, the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God'
(June 29, 1972 Pope Paul VI)
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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.
 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.'
 



~ ST PIO / BLESSED MOTHER MEDALS ~
 ST PIO / BLESSED MOTHER CENTER
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“Mary has to be the star that illuminates your path and she will show you the secure way to go to the Celestial Father.  She will be an anchor to which you must cling in the hour of temptation”.  Padre Pio
 “It is to your advantage to commit yourself to the sufferings that Jesus will send to you.  Jesus cannot tolerate seeing you afflicted and he will come to you and comfort you, blessing you with many graces for your soul”.  Padre Pio
 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)




~ BLESSED 'OIL' BEADS ~
 INSPIRATION
These beads are not blessed but we encourage you to have the rosary blessed by your priest. We purchased these beads years ago from Tomas, a vender / friend in Tucson.  (We purchased all he had.)  Each hand made in Germany by the famous glass bead maker 'Willie Wilhelm and are dated from 1950 - 1960. 
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LIKE DROPLETS OF OLIVE OIL
The remarkable thing about these beads is their uniformity for beads made using the lampwork technique. Each is a little bit different in color only. But appear to be droplets of fine olive oil, ranging from light to dark transparent topaz. And this is why we chose these beads. Have you ever heard of 'St Raphael Oil? We had not until recently when a dear Priest friend explained:
 ST RAPHAEL OIL
'St Raphael Oil is not the same as the Sacrament Holy Oil that is conferred by a Priest as in the Anointing of the Sick.. It is a Sacramental like holy water and may be used by the laity for blessing oneself, as a healing balm, on droopiest, windows and may be used as protection against evil. He reminded us that our faith, along with God's power, through Jesus and the powerful intercession of St Raphael the Archangel, and the blessing of the priest, all this through prayer goes into the oil as it is being prepared. Healings may be slow or instant and they may be physical, spiritual or mental. And of God's choosing.'  Raphael means 'Healer' see Tobias when Raphael heals - only one of the many references to Raphaels presence when healing occurs:

TOBIAS 21:14-17,22
  14 --- God commissioned me to heal you and your daughter-in-law Sarah.  15 I am Raphael, one of the seven angels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord." 16  Stricken with fear, the two men fell to the ground. 17 But Raphael said to them: "No need to fear; you are safe. Thank God now and forever. ---  22 They kept thanking God and singing his praises; and they continued to acknowledge these marvelous deeds which he had done when the angel of God appeared to them.
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Oil is mentioned many time in Scripture as not only a healing balm but as an anointing balm. We see how oil is a powerful blessing through the Holy Spirit. It was also used in cooking and baking the altar bread, fuel for lamps, and perfumes were added for ointment and to welcome guests.




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