Express your passionate devotion to Christ and Saint Benedict by wearing this delicately crafted Crucifix, which features an impressed Saint Benedict Medal, surrounded by colored enamel inlay. Spanning 1.5 inch length, it is available in finely-polished stainless steel. Pope Benedict XIV officially established the design and implemented the use of the Saint Benedict Medal. On one side it carries the image of Saint Benedict holding a cross in his hand; on the other side there is a larger cross with Latin initials. Due to the fact that the cross represented here is an essential element of this medal, it is called the Medal/Crucifix of St. Benedict.
On the back is an effigy of the Saint, holding the cross in his right hand and the Rules in his left hand; on his right there is a cup from which a serpent is escaping (a recollection of the poisoned wine which he miraculously escaped); on the left is a crow taking away the poisoned bread.