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St Benedict Medal 

St Benedict loved the Cross as our sign of redemption, and he used the sign of

the cross in giving blessings. Some miracles were worked when St Benedict

prayed, making the sign of the cross. On the St Benedict medal (shown above),

Benedict is pictured holding a cross and his Rule for Monks. The inscription

framing St Benedict is inspired by his “happy death” at prayer surrounded by his

disciple monks: May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death. 

The back of the medal features a cross plus abbreviations rendered: May the

holy Cross be my light, the dragon never be my guide. Begone, Satan. Tempt me

not with your vanities. What you offer me is evil. Drink the poisoned cup yourself.

Cross of our holy father Benedict. PAX (peace). The St Benedict medal in its

present form is called the Jubilee Medal of St Benedict because it was first

produced in 1880, marking the 1400th anniversary of Benedict’s birth. However,

its origins go back centuries earlier. A manuscript dated to 1415 is our source to

understand the abbreviations on the medal. Learn more here.

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St Benedict loved the Cross as our sign of redemption, and he used the sign of

the cross in giving blessings. Some miracles were worked when St Benedict

prayed, making the sign of the cross. On the St Benedict medal (shown above),

Benedict is pictured holding a cross and his Rule for Monks. The inscription

framing St Benedict is inspired by his “happy death” at prayer surrounded by his

disciple monks:

The back of the medal features a cross plus abbreviations rendered: May the

holy Cross be my light, the dragon never be my guide. Begone, Satan. Tempt me

not with your vanities. What you offer me is evil. Drink the poisoned cup yourself.

Cross of our holy father Benedict. PAX (peace). The St Benedict medal in its

present form is called the Jubilee Medal of St Benedict because it was first

produced in 1880, marking the 1400th anniversary of Benedict’s birth. However,

its origins go back centuries earlier. A manuscript dated to 1415 is our source to

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