St. Benedict 3-Day Candle (8" jar)

Item #3670
Shipping Wt. 1.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Imported from Italy
(8" jar)

3-day candle in glass features image of St. Benedict at prayer with book and crosier, plus front and back of the Medal of St. Benedict. On back of glass is Prayer to St. Benedict in English and Spanish. 2 1/8" diameter 8" high.

The Medal of Saint Benedict

The front of the medal depicts St. Benedict holding in his right hand a cross, and in his left, the book of his Rule. On his right is a poisoned cup, and on his left a raven with a poisoned loaf. A jealous enemy had given him this cup and loaf; when St. Benedict made the Sign of the Cross over them, the cup shattered and a raven carried away the loaf. Above these items are the Latin words "CRUX SANCTI PATRIS BENEDICTI" (The Cross of our holy father Benedict). Surrounding the figure of St. Benedict are the words "EIUS IN OBITU NOSTRO PRAESENTIA MUNIAMUR!" (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death), as he was always regarded by the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death.

The back of the medal depicts a cross. On the cross are the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, initials of the Latin words "CRUX SACRA SIT MIHI LUX! NUNQUAM DRACO SIT MIHI DUX!" (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!). Above the cross is the word PAX (peace.) Encircling the cross are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, the initials of "VADE RETRO SATANA! NUNQUAM SUADE MIHI VANA! SUNT MALA QUAE LIBAS. IPSE VENENA BIBAS!" (Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!)

There is no special way prescribed for carrying or wearing the Medal of St. Benedict. It can be worn on a chain around the neck, attached to one's rosary, kept in one's pocket or purse, or placed in one's car or home. The medal is often put into the foundations of houses and building, on the walls of barns and sheds, or in one's place of business.

The purpose of the medal is to call down God's blessing and protection upon us, wherever we are, and upon our homes and possessions, especially through the intercession of St. Benedict. By the conscious and devout use of the medal, it becomes, a constant silent prayer and a reminder of our dignity as followers of Christ.
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2 reviews

Great candle!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 30, 2016  |  By John K.
It's easy to find Our Lady of Guadalupe candles here in the southern US, but finding one for St. Benedict is somewhat more difficult. It's very well made.
John K.

Love these candle
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jun 25, 2016  |  By Sabrina
Hard to find these love them

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