St. Benedict Holy Card With Embedded Medal - Exorcism - San Benito
Beautiful Holy Card with medal
St. Benedict: Official photo portrait with medal. Pocket size. Made of heavy duty cardboard. Perfect to bring with you in your wallet.
Blessed by Pope Francis in Saint Peter Square during public audience. I've brought it myself.
The size is: 3.3" x 2.16 inches - 5,5cm x 8,5cm .
The Saint Benedict Medal is a Catholic sacramental medal containing symbols and text related to the life of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
Enjoy a few pictures I've taken in the Monte Cassino Abbey, the place where the medal was first introduced.
The medal is one of the oldest and most honored medals used by Catholics 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.
The reverse side of the medal carries the Vade retro satana ("Step back, Satan") formula which has been used by Catholics to ward off evil since the 15th century. Sometimes carried as part of the rosary, it is also found individually.
In widespread use after its formal approval by pope Benedict XIV in the 18th century, the medal is used by Catholics to ward off spiritual and physical dangers, especially those related to evil, poison, and temptation.