- Imported from Italy
- A powerful statement and reminder of faith
- Measures 4" (H) x 2" (L)
- Cross made of olive wood, corpus and medal made of zinc alloy
- Boxed with an explanation of Saint Benedict Medal.
Olive Wood is a type of wood that is both faithfully durable and incredibly elegant. It is known for its strength and for its unique grain that makes it perfect for carving. Olive trees actually hold great significance in the Christian and Jewish faiths, as they are mentioned several times throughout the Bible.
Many are familiar with the Jubilee Medal of St. Benedict, a sacramental of the Church that is traditionally known for its ability to protect against demonic influences. Embossed on the medal is a powerful prayer that can be said on a regular basis. On the back of the medal, within the cross at the center, are the following letters that represent a Latin prayer against Satan:
C. S. S. M. L. (Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux): “The Holy Cross be my light”
N. D. S. M. D. (Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux) “May the dragon never be my guide!”
Around the edge of the medal are more letters that stand for the Latin exorcism prayers:
V. R. S. (Vade Retro Satan): “Get away, Satan”
N. S. M. V. (Not Suade Mihi Vana): “Never tempt me with your vanities!”
S. M. Q. L. (Sunt Mala Quae Libas): “What you offer me is evil.”
I. V. B. (Ipse Venena Bibas): “Drink the poison yourself!”