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The Saint Benedict Medal is a Christian
sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of
Saint Benedict of Nursia, used by Roman Catholics, as well as
Anglicans, Lutherans, Methodists and the Western Orthodox, in the
Benedictine Christian tradition. The medal is one of the oldest and
most honored medals used by Christians and due to the belief in its
power against evil is also known as the "devil-chasing medal".
As early as the 11th century, it may have initially had the form of
Saint Benedict's cross, and was used by Pope Leo IX. In widespread
use after its formal approval by Pope Benedict XIV in the 18th
century, the medal is used by Roman Catholics to ward off spiritual
and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and
This James Brennan™ standing St.
Benedict crucifix comes with a walnut cross, antique pewter corpus
and arrives gift boxed.