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Details about  SAINT BENEDICT MEDAL CROSS CRUZ silver San Benito (small)

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Silver Plated



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New! Never used!

This medal is old Silvered  look    

Measures approx 1" inche long 2.5cm



 Nueva ! Nunca usada!

Medalla de metal plata antigua Medidas aprox 1 " pulgada de largo de 2.5 cm


SAINT BENEDICT MEDAL CATHOLIC against nettle rash, against witchcraft, against poison;


 The exact time and date of the making of the first St. Benedict Medal are not clear. Saint Vincent de Paul, who died in 1660, appears to have been acquainted with the the Medal and the Sisters of Charity founded by him have worn it attached to their rosary beads, and for many years it was made in France for them alone.
At some point there were letters found on the back of the medal. These remained a mystery until a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at Metten Abbey in Bavaria in 1647, and the letters were found to correspond to the Vade retro satana (Step back Satan) phrase.
The medal was formally approved by Pope Benedict XIV in 1741 and the Jubliee medal was struck in 1880, in remembrance of the 1400th anniversary of St. Benedict’s birth. The initials of the Vade retro satana formula (VRSNSMV SMQLIVB or VRS:NSMV:SMQL:IVB) have been found on Saint Benedict Medals at least since 1780.

The Medal’s Symbolism:
Back of the Saint Benedict Medal with the Vade Retro Satana abbreviationOn the front of the medal is St. Benedict holding 2 things. He holds, in his right, hand a cross, to which he was incredibly devoted and, in the left, his rule for monasteries. In the back there is a poisoned cup, that when the saint made the sign of the cross over it, shattered. A jealous enemy had given him this cup and a loaf of bread (also poisoned) that a raven carried away. Above the cup are the words "Crux sancti patris Benedicti" (The Cross of our holy father Benedict). Surrounding the figure of St. Benedict are the words "Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur!" (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death) as he was always regarded to the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death.
On the back there resides a cross. On the cross are the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, initials of the words "Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux!" (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!). At the top of the medal is the word Pax (peace.) Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, refer to Vade retro satana meaning "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!)



Medalla de San Benito:
La medalla de San Benito como elemento central de un rosario. La medalla de San Benito es un sacramental reconocido por la Iglesia considerado por los fieles cristianos como poseedor de un gran poder de exorcismo. Como todo sacramental, los católicos no ponen su poder en la medalla misma, pues consideran que ese poder viene de Cristo, quien lo otorga a la Iglesia y por la fervorosa disposición de quién usa la medalla.
La fecha exacta sobre la manufactura de la primera Medalla de San Benito es un misterio. En algún punto de la evolución de esta devoción cristiana se encontraron letras en la parte de atrás de la medalla. Estas letras tuvieron un significado misterioso hasta que un manuscrito fechado en 1415 fue encontrado en la Abadía de Metten en Baviera en el año 1647. La versión final de esta medalla data del año 1880 en memoria de los 1400 años del natalicio de San Benito.
Un rosario con una medalla de San Benito. La medalla es usada de diversas maneras: colgado alrededor del cuello con una cadenita, en el rosario de las personas cristianas, en el bolsillo, en el centro de una cruz, en carro o casa de los fieles, en los cimientos de un edificio.

Descripción y simbolismos de la medalla:

La medalla es una exaltación del amor a Cristo de acuerdo a los fieles cristianos del catolicismo, se reconoce su poder para alejar el mal por medio de la fe de sus seguidores.
.Al frente de la medalla aparece la figura de San Benito sosteniendo dos cosas. El sostiene en su mano de derecha una cruz (a la cual la tradición le adjudica un gran amor por parte del monje, y en su mano izquierda el libro de las Reglas en la otra, con la oración rodeando la figura del santo: Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur!: "A la hora de nuestra muerte seamos protegidos por su presencia". (Oración de la Buena Muerte). Benito es el patrón de la buena muerte. En el fondo de la imagen aparece una una copa envenenada, la cual cuando el santo hizo la señal de la cruz sobre ella se tronó. Un enemigo celoso intentó envenenarlo dándole una copa de vino y una hogaza de pan envenenados, el pan se lo llevó un cuervo (este detalle aparece en la medalla). Arriba de la cruz aparecen las palabras Crux sancti patris Benedicti
El reverso muestra la cruz de San Benito con las letras:
Reverso de la medalla de San Benito.Crux sancti patris Benedicti (C.S.P.B.): que en castellano es: Santa Cruz del Padre Benito
Crux sacra sit mihi lux! (C.S.S.M.L.): "La santa Cruz sea mi luz" (crucero vertical de la cruz)
Nunquam draco sit mihi dux (N.D.S.M.D.): "y que el Dragón no sea mi guía." (crucero horizontal)
En círculo, comenzando por arriba hacia la derecha:
Vade retro Satana! (V.R.S.): "Abajo contigo Satanás"
Nunquam suade mihi vana! (N.S.M.V.): "para de atraerme con tus mentiras"
Sunt mala quae libas. (S.M.Q.L.): "Venenosa es tu carnada"
Ipse venena bibas! (I.V.B.): "Trágatela tu mismo".
PAX: "Paz"


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