What do the words on the Saint Benedict medal mean?

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What do the words on the Saint Benedict medal mean?

These letters are the initials of the words, “Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Non draco sit mihi dux!” In English, they translate to, “May the holy cross be my light!

What is the Benedictine blessing?

Benedict, Thou pourest out Thy blessings + upon these medals. May those who use them devoutly and earnestly strive to perform goods works be blessed by Thee with health of soul and body, the grace of a holy death, and remission of temporal punishment due to sin.

What does OMI stand for Catholic?

Oblates of Mary Immaculate
Oblates of Mary Immaculate, (O.M.I.), one of the largest missionary congregations of the Roman Catholic Church, inaugurated at Aix-en-Provence, Fr., on Jan. 25, 1816, as the Missionary Society of Provence by Charles-Joseph-Eugène de Mazenod.

What is the meaning of Crux sancti patris Benedicti?

Above the cup and raven are the words Crux sancti patris Benedicti (‘The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict’). Surrounding the figure of Saint Benedict are the words Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! (‘May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death’), since Benedictines regarded him as a particular patron of a happy death.

What is on the back of the Benedictine cross?

At the top of the medal is stamped the Benedictine motto, “PAX” meaning “PEACE.” On the back of the medal is the figure of Benedict holding a cross and the Holy Rule. On his right is the poisoned cup (snake inside) which broke when he made the sign of the cross over it.

What is the symbol on the Cross of St Benedict?

On his right is the poisoned cup (snake inside) which broke when he made the sign of the cross over it. On his left is the pet raven carrying away the loaf of poisoned bread. Inscribed above the cup and raven are the words Crux S. Patris Benedicti – meaning “Cross of Holy Father Benedict.”

Is there a relic of the True Cross?

Since it is often impossible to have a relic of the True Cross, in 1959, the Sacred Congregation of Rites granted permission to use the medal of St. Benedict in place of the relic of the True Cross to confer the Blessing.

Who are the 7 Saints?

The Seven Holy Founders are Saints Bonfilius, Alexis Falconieri, John Bonagiunta, Benedict dell’Antella, Bartholomew Amidei, Gerard Sostegni, and Ricoverus Uguccione. Formally Ordo Fratrum Servorum Sanctae Mariae (“Order of Friar Servants of St.

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