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St. Benedict Crucifix


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St Benedict crucifixes are in fact medals and the origin of the St Benedict medal or crucifix is very old and it was suggested by the efficacious use that the patriarch made the sign of the cross against the assaults of the Demon narrated by Saint Gregorio. On one side of the St Benedict crucifixes or medals is an image of Saint Benedict holding a cross in his hand and on the reverse of the medal is a large cross with Latin initials. The reason why it is called St Benedict crucifix is because the cross represented is an essential element of the medal and its actual term is called the Medal- Crucifix of St Benedict.

 

On the back of the St Benedict crucifixes is an effigy of Saint Benedict who is holding the cross in his right hand and the Rules in his left hand and on the right of the medal is a cup where a serpent is escaping and on the left of the medal of crucifix is a crow taking away poisoned bread. Underneath this is the words; ‘From the Holy Mount Cassino 1880, around the two sides is the inscriptions, ‘Cross of the Holy Father Benedict and around the image are the words, ‘May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death!’

 

St Benedict crucifixes can be bought as a beautiful piece of jewelry which can make a lovely gift for somebody special, or it can be bought for yourself if you wish to show off your faith by wearing a St Benedict crucifix around your neck. For whatever reason, you can buy St Benedict crucifixes from all good Jewelry and Catholic stores.

 

The St Benedict crucifix is used for spiritual and temporal needs, but it comes with a condition that it is used with a faithful spirit. Any who wear the St Benedict crucifix is protected against epidemics, special illnesses and spells and the devil’s temptations. If you wish to wear the St Benedict crucifixes with absolute faith then you should have your medal blessed by a priest before you wear it.

 

St Benedict has been invoked as the patron of good death and one day he appeared to Saint Gertrude and said; ‘All those who remember me with the dignity which the Lord has honoured and blessed me with, allowing me to have a glorious death, I will faithfully assist at the point of death and will oppose all of the attacks of the enemy in that decisive hour.’

 

If you wish to find out more about St Benedict crucifixes, then why not do a simple search on one of the popular search engines which will show you where you can buy your own St Benedict crucifix as well as teach you a little bit more about what the medal stands for. So what are you waiting for? Get your St Benedict crucifixes today and show your faith and devotion by wearing it close to your heart of hanging it from your wall.

 

This article was published on Tuesday 29 September, 2009.



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