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The crucifix of St. Benedict is a means for Christians
to keep in mind the message and rules of St.
Benedict and follow his pious example. St. Benedict
had very strong faith in the Cross of Christ and this
faith allowed him to perform miracles while he held
the cross in his hands. Replicas of the Saint Benedict
cross are still used by the Benedictine monks today
and by many Catholics around the world.
The Front of the St. Benedict Crucifix
* Saint Benedict is pictured on the front of the medal
and carries the St. Benedict's cross in his right hand.
The cross symbolizes eternal life with Jesus
* The Rule of St. Benedict is carried in his left hand.
The rules are a guide for Catholics to follow as way
to walk in the path of Jesus Christ.
* The pedestal at St. Benedict's right is the cup which
held the poison in an assassination attempt on his life.
The cup was shattered when St. Benedict made the sign
of the cross before drinking from the cup.
* The pedestal at the left of St. Benedict displays
the raven that carried away a poisoned loaf of bread
which was also supposed to kill St. Benedict. Once again,
he made the sign of the cross over the bread and the
raven flew in and took it away.
* Crux s. patris Benedicti is the Latin for The Cross
of Our Holy Father Benedict) is written above the poisoned
cup and the raven.
* Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! Is Latin
for May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour
of our death! And is written along the edges of the
medal around St. Benedict.
* Underneath the feet of St. Benedict, it says ex SM
Casino MDCCCLXXX which means from Holy Monte Cassino,
1880 - this was the first monastery established by St.
The Back of the St. Benedict Crucifix
* Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux!
, the Latin prayer meaning 'May the holy cross be my
light! May the dragon never be my guide!' is written
along the arms of the cross.
* C S P B is written in the right angles between the
bars of the cross and means Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti
- The cross of our Holy Father Benedict.
* Pax is written over the St. Benedict Cross and means
Peace in Latin. This is the motto of the Benedictine
* V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B is written around the
edges of the medal and is a Latin prayer casting out
satan. The actual translation of the letters is: Vade
retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae
libas. Ipse venena bibas! Which means "Begone Satan!
Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me
is evil. Drink the poison yourself!"
Wearing the Crucifix Medal of St. Benedict offers Catholics
either a plenary or partial indulgence for sins. It
is a visual reminder of the Catholic faith and how to
go about living a life of piety, prayer, and love for