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The Sterling Silver St. Benedict Medal comes in two sizes:       

The smaller of the two is about the same size as a quarter. This is an authentic Sterling Silver St. Benedict medal. Approximately 7/8 inches wide by 7/8 inches tall (1" with loop on top) in Sterling Silver on a 24 inch never-ending Stainless Steel chain (no clasp it just slips over your head.) Like all of our medals it is new.

Rich in intricate detail on both the front and back, be sure to examine closely the photos above which show both sides.

This is the larger of the two sizes and is approximately 2mm thick. This is an authentic Sterling Silver St. Benedict medal. Approximately 1&1/2 inches wide by 1& 1/2 inches tall (1&3/4" with loop on top) in Sterling Silver on a 24 inch never-ending Stainless Steel chain (no clasp it just slips over your head.) Like all of our medals it is new.

For a closer look at the symbols on both sides be sure to check out the other Benedict links on the Navigation bar to the left.

  To buy the smaller one for $60.00  with FREE shipping click the button below:

To buy the larger one for $175.00 + FREE shipping click the button below:

This necklace ships in a small gray flocked, and hinged jewelry box.    

The medal just described is the so-called jubilee medal, which was struck first in 1880, to commemorate the fourteenth centenary of St. Benedict's birth.

Wonder what all the symbols on the St. Benedict Medal are?

The front of the medal bears the image of St. Benedict holding a Cross in his right hand and the Holy Rule in the other. On  one side of St. Benedict is a Cup and on the other a Raven Above these two are the words in Latin "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" (Cross of the Holy Father Benedict)

Round the margin of the medal stands the legend:"Ejus in obitu nro praesentia muniamur" (May we at our death be fortified by his presence). The reverse of the medal bears a cross with the initial letters of the words: "Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux" (The Holy Cross be my light), written downward on the perpendicular bar; the initial letters of the words, "Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux" (Let not the dragon be my guide), on the horizontal bar; and the initial letters of "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" in the angles of the cross. Round the margin stand the initial letters of the distich: "Vade Retro Satana, Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas" (Begone, Satan, do not suggest to me thy vanities evil are the things thou profferest, drink thou thy own poison). At the top of the cross stands the word Pax (peace). **

 

**Portions from the Catholic Encyclopedia website.