St. Benedict Medal
The St. Benedict Medal is a means
- To destroy witchcraft and all other diabolical influences.
- To keep away the spells of magicians, of wicked and evil-minded persons.
- To impart protection to persons tempted, deluded or tormented by evil spirits.
- To obtain the conversion of sinners, especially when they are in danger of death.
- To serve as an armor in temptations against holy purity.
- To destroy the effects of poison.
- To secure a timely and healthy birth for children.
- To afford protection against storms and lightning.
- To serve as an efficacious remedy for bodily afflictions and a means of protection against contagious diseases.
- Finally, the Medal has often been used with admirable effect even for animals infected with plague or other maladies, and for fields when invaded by harmful insects.
The crucifix is known as the “The Cross of a Happy Death” because of its exorcizing properties and because of St. Benedict’s own death. St. Benedict lied for days near death. On the sixth day he commanded his monks carry him into the oratory where he received the Body and Blood of Christ. He had his weakened body held up by his disciples and stood with his hands lifted up to heaven. While he was praying in an upright position, he died. A plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions to one who at the hour of his death, kisses, touches or otherwise reverences the Crucifix and commends his souls to God.