Saint Benedict Medal Key Chain
As a gift for a friend or family member or a special purchase just for you, this special St. Benedict medal keychain will be an everyday reminder that it is by Christ's suffering and death that we are set free.
The St. Benedict medal is rich in meaning. On one side, the medal has an image of St Benedict, holding the Holy Rule in his left hand and a cross in his right. On the right side of the image, a raven stands, and a cup may be found on the left side. Around the medal's outer margin are the words, "Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur" ("May we, at our death, be fortified by His presence.") The cross on the back side of the medal bears the initials CSSML on the vertical bar, signifying "Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux" ("May the Holy Cross be my light"). On the horizontal bar is found the initials NDSMD, "Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux" ("Let not the dragon be my overlord.") The initials CSPB stand for "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" ("The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict") and are located on the interior angles of the cross. The inscription "PAX" (Peace) may be found at the top of the cross. Around the medal's margin on this side are the Vade Retro Satana initials VRSNSMV, which stand for "Vade Retro Satana, Nonquam Suade Mihi Vana" ("Begone Satan, do not suggest to me thy vanities"), followed by the initials SMQLIVB, signifying "Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas" ("Evil are the things thou profferest, drink thou thy own poison.")
The medal was first approved by Pope Benedict XIV in his briefs of December 23, 1741, and March 12, 1742.
Delivery of this special order item may take from 20 to 40 days.
Fine or Fashion: Fashion
Metal: Zinc Alloy
Metal color: 18K Gold Plated, Antique Silver Plated
Color : Golden
Size: 10 cm x 3.5cm