St Benedict Crucifix 16cm / 6.3" | Olive wood Catholic Crucifix

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Saint Benedict Wall Crucifix 16cm / 6 inches

The crucifix is made of genuine Bethlehem olive wood and perfectly designed so that the center of the cross is round where the medals are placed. 

The medals and the Corpus are manufactured at our foundry in Bethlehem, Bethlehem Casting Co., cast of Zinc alloy and Silver coated with antique silver polish. 

The wall crucifix comes ready to hang and with a certificate of authenticity

Material: Bethlehem Olive Wood 
Type: Wall Crucifixes, Catholic Crucifixes, Latin Crucifixes 
Model: St Benedict Crucifix 
Corpus & St Benedict medals: Pewter, Silver coated with antique silver polish 
Dimensions: 16cm * 10.5cm / 6.3" * 4.1” 
Made in Bethlehem Holy Land 

The St Benedict crucifix is a Catholic cross with two medals, one medal on the front side and another on the backside which are rich in meaning. The backside medal contains an image of St. Benedict holding a cross and his book of famous monastic rule. On his left and right are words meaning, “The cross of our holy father, St. Benedict.” The outer edge contains the words in Latin, “May we at our death be fortified by his presence.”

The front side medal contains the initials of a Latin exorcism prayer, as well as a prayer for guidance.

Emblazoned on the prominently placed cross are the letters C S S M L – N D S M D, which stand for the Latin prayer:

Crux sacra sit mihi lux!
Nunquam draco sit mihi dux!

Meaning:

The Holy Cross be my light;
Let not the dragon be my guide.

Surrounding the outer rim of the front are the letters V R S N S M V – S M Q L I V B. These letters stand for an exorcism prayer based on an incident from St. Benedict’s life.

After St. Benedict had been a hermit for three years, and his reputation for holiness had spread far and wide, he was asked by a group of monks to be their abbot. St. Benedict agreed, but some rebellious monks in the community really disliked this idea, and they decided to kill St. Benedict by poisoning his bread and wine. As St. Benedict made the sign of the cross over his food, as was his custom, he immediately knew that they had been poisoned. He threw the wine on the ground, saying:

Vade retro Satana!
Nunquam suade mihi vana!
Sunt mala quae libas.
Ipse venena bibas!

This means:

Begone, Satan,
Do not suggest to me thy vanities!
Evil are the things thou offer est,
Drink thou thy own poison!

St. Benedict medals are used in many ways, but always as a protection against evil, God's blessing and protection upon us. It can be worn as necklace, attached to the rosary, a token your pocket or purse, a wall crucifix to hang your home. The medal is also put into the foundations of houses and building.
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  • Model: 11105016

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Dimensions
Width 10.50 cm
Height 16.00 cm