St. Benedict's Crucifix, or Cross of a Happy Death is a powerful symbol of faith and protection.

With St. Benedict’s medal at the center, it is believed to offer special blessings and graces from God, as well as to keep evil away in the form of bad luck, harm, and temptation. It is a symbol of opening doors and protection while on a difficult path. Tradition holds that it protects from curses, evil and vice, protects against diseases and protects good health.

The St. Benedict medal carries the initial letters of a Latin prayer: CSSMLNDSMD.

“Crux sacra sti mihi lux! Nanquam draco sit mihi dux” (“May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!”)

This is a constant prayer of exorcism, protecting us from the evil of Satan.  

In the spaces around the cross the letters CSPB stand for, “Crux Sancti Patris benedicti", meaning, “The cross of our holy father Benedict”.

Above the cross, the centuries-old Benedictine motto reads simply “Pax”, “Peace”.

The letters outlining the rim of the medal are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism: VRSNSMV - SMQLIVB, standing for “Vade retro Santana! Nanquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!” which means, “Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! Evil are the things you offer, Drink thou thine own poison”. A form of constant exorcism, with these emphatic words, Satan cannot approach.

Stunning silver St. Benedict Crucifix made of a stone and resin mixture. This piece is 10.25" tall and 6.75" wide.



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