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Saint Benedict Pearl Bracelet

Saint Benedict Pearl Bracelet

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"Help me, O great Saint Benedict, to live and die as a faithful child of God, to be ever submissive to His holy will, and to achieve the eternal happiness of heaven. Amen.” 

Benedict Meaning: "The blessed one"
Feast Day: July 11
Saint Benedict, ora pro nobis.  

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This beautiful and dainty bracelet features an 18K Gold Filled double sided Saint Benedict charm on an 18K Gold Filled and pearl bracelet chain. This bracelet can come in varying lengths for children and adults and all sizes include a 1" extender for the perfect fit. This bracelet chain matches perfectly with the Saint Benedict Pear Necklace. 
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"As St. Benedict is invoked against evil, his medals are considered particularly efficacious against it. This is the medal the Church uses when she’s had just about enough.

The medal itself has an important prayer used in the Rite of Exorcism, in abbreviated form, on one side and an image of St. Benedict on the other. Apparently, that's all that's necessary to ward off evil."

(Great article from National Catholic Register, also incudes information below on the description of the medal itself.)



"On the front of the medal is St. Benedict holding a cross and his rule. To one side is a poisoned cup and a raven on the other ― both references to a Benedictine hagiography mentioned earlier. Above the cup are the words:

Crux sancti patris Benedicti
(The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict)"

Surrounding St. Benedict are the words:

Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur!
("May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death")

This is a reference to the saint being a Patron of a Happy Death along with St. Joseph. On the back is a cross with the letters C S S M L - N D S M D. these are the initials of the words:

Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Non draco sit mihi dux!
("May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!")

The larger letters, C S P B, stand for:

Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti
("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict").

Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B which refer to the prayer of the Rite of Exorcism:

Vade retro Satana! Nunquam suade mihi vana!
Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!
("Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities!
What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!")

Finally, at the top is the word PAX which means "peace."

Though lay people, and most priests, are forbidden to conduct exorcisms, they are permitted to use the St. Benedict Medal to ward off evil. One is allowed to:

  1. wear the medal around the neck;
  2. attach it to one's rosary;
  3. kept in one's pocket or purse;
  4. attach it to one's keychain;
  5. affixed to one's car or home;
  6. placed in the foundation of a building;
  7. affixed to the center of a crucifix, usually behind the corpus."

 

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