Catholic St. Benedict Medal Meaning
Many Catholics proudly wear the St. Benedict Miraculous Medal. It is a sacramental containing many symbols and prayers that can remind us to hold fast against temptation.
Catholic Exorcism St. Benedict Medal Meaning : During his life, Benedict was known to work many miracles through the power of the Holy Cross. These included his heroic conquering of temptations and his miraculous vanquishing of attempts to kill him. By making the Sign of the Cross over a glass of wine that had been poisoned, for example, the glass shattered and he was spared from drinking it.
These miracles, and his devotion to Christ’s Cross, led to the creation of the St. Benedict Medal. It was a Jubilee medal first struck in 1880 by the Archabbey of Monte Cassino to commemorate the 14th centenary of St. Benedict’s birth.
On the front of the medallion, St. Benedict can be seen holding a wand in his right hand and the Rule he wrote for his monks in his left.
On the back side of the medal:
On the cross in the center:
Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux
Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux
The Holy Cross be my light
Let not the dragon be my guide
Circled letters at each corner of the cross:
Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti
Cross of the Holy Father Benedict
Initials around the perimeter:
Vade Retro Satana, Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana
Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas
Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities!
What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!
This is a medal that tells Satan to go back to hell where he belongs.
When we strive to lead virtuous lives, pray for the mercy of God, and seek the intercession of St. Benedict, this medal becomes a true weapon for the spiritual warrior. Let us make use of it as we fight against sin and evil.