The Medal of St. Benedict is powerful to ward off all dangers of body and soul coming from the evil spirit Medals of Saint Benedict are sacramentals that may be blessed legitimately by any priest or deacon
THE JUBILEE MEDAL OF ST. BENEDICT
The power of St. Benedict is revealed in this small object that has been fostered by his spiritual sons many years. Marvelous is the aid which the St. Benedict Medal affords to its devout wearers in the manifold necessities of soul and body. On this account the Medal is well known and widely used throughout the Christian world; everywhere it is regarded as a highly favored object of devotion.
St. Benedict (born at Nursia, Italy, in 480) had a profound veneration for the holy Cross and for our Saviour Crucified. In virtue of the Sign of the Cross, he wrought many miracles and exercised great power over the spirits of darkness. In consequence of the great veneration in which St. Benedict was held from the early Middle Ages, it followed that a Medal was struck, one side of which represents St. Benedict holding the Cross in one hand and the Holy Rule in the other. Around the image of St. Benedict are these words in Latin "May his presence protect us in the hour of death." St. Benedict has ever been the patron of the dying, because of the circumstances attending his own most glorious death, for he breathed forth his soul while standing in prayer before the Most Blessed Sacrament.
The reverse of the Medal shows the image of the Cross. Around the margin are the initials of Latin words which form verses supposed to have originated with the holy Father Benedict himself. The English translation is: "Be gone Satan! Suggest not to me thy vain things. The cup thou properest me is evil; drink thou thy poison." In the angles formed by the arms of the Cross are the letters C.S.P.B., signifying "Cross of the holy Father Benedict." The letters on the Cross itself have this meaning: "May the holy Cross be my light; let not the dragon be my guide."
PRAYER OF ST. GERTRUDE IN HONOR OF ST. BENEDICT
I salute thee, through the Heart of Jesus, O great St. Benedict! I rejoice in Thy glory, and I give thanks to Our Lord for all the benefits which He has showered upon thee: I praise Him and glorify Him and I offer thee, for an increase of thy joy and honor, the most gentle Heart of Jesus. Deign therefore, O beloved Father, to pray for us, that we may become according to the Heart of God. Amen
On this bracelet I added a large St. Benedict medal and many more Catholic medals. The colors I used on this bracelet is black to represent his robe and gold to represent his radiance with the fire of God.
Catholic medals include St. John the Baptist, Our Lady of Fatima, St. Catherine of Sienna, Our Lady of Sorrows and Ecce Homo, St. Dymphna, St. George, St. Michael and others.