9CT WHITE GOLD 12MM ST BENEDICT/SAN BENITO PENDANT PC00398

£150.00£295.00

The Saint Benedict.

The perfect gift for a loved one on that special occasion.

Presented in a beautiful gift box. Please scroll picture to see box.

The Saint Benedict Medal-Diameter 12mm, 1.6mm thick.
The chain is approx. 1mm wide x 0.6mm thick.

Supplied on it’s own or with a 16inch/40.64cm, 18inch/45.72cm, or 20inch/50.8cm chain.
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Description

The Saint Benedict Medal is a Christian sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia, used by Roman Catholics, as well as Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and the Western Orthodox, in the Benedictine Christian tradition, especially votarists and oblates.

The medal is one of the oldest and most honoured medals used by Christians and due to the belief in its power against evil is also known as the “devil-chasing medal”. As early as the 11th century, it may have initially had the form of Saint Benedict's cross, and was used by pope Leo IX.

The reverse side of the medal carries the Vade retro satana (“Be gone, Satan!”)formula which has been used by Christians to ward off evil since the 15th century. Sometimes carried as part of the rosary, it is also found individually.

In widespread use after its formal approval by Pope Benedict XIV in the 18th century, the medal is used by Roman Catholics to ward off spiritual and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and temptation.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1.6 mm
Fitting

Precious Metal

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