St. Benedictus Cross is to ward off spiritual and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and temptation.
St. Benedictus Cross is one of the oldest and most honoured medals used in the Catholicism since the 15th century. Many believe that its power was used against evil. St. Benedictus is also known as the “devil-chasing medal”. The reverse side of the medal carries the “Vede retro Satana” which means “Step back Satan”. In the life of St. Benedictus, the sign of the Cross represented the salvation and the protection against Evil, that incessantly attacked him as adversary of the good practice.
In widespread use after the formal approval by Pope Benedictus XIV in the 18th century, the Cross continue to be used to ward off spiritual and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and temptation.
The Cross of St. Benedictus can be worn in any way desired, or it can be placed in ones home. It can also be used as an aiding in healing, by applying the Cross symbol on the sick part of the body. The tradition invites to recite 5 Gloria to the Father to the Passion of Jesus, 3 Hail Mary to the Blessed Virgin Mary and 1 Father Ours to St. Benedictus.
Made of silver (14k gold is also available upon request).