St. Benedict Ball Cap

Item #3550
Shipping Wt. 0.50 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Embroidered. . . Not Just Printed!

Made with 100% cotton, it's extra comfortable, durable and easy to wash. Black hat with Medal of St. Benedict embroidered in white on front; "Ora et Labora" embroidered in white on back. One size and easily adjustable, hat is imported and embroidered in USA.

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.
Write a Review


4 reviews

A Way to Demonstrate One's Commitment
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 22, 2019  |  By Richard B.
A well-made adjustable hat with a bill long enough to protect your face from the sun. The cap is well-made and the embroidery is very nicely done. The design on the front is not a glaring announcement of one's faith but rather a nicely designed and subtle display of the cross. The Latin phrase on the back of the cap, "pray and work" is a nice summation of the orderly and purposeful life we all wish to live.
Richard B.

great cap, fits snug!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 25, 2018  |  By steven M
Well made cap with all the lettering and "message" sewn into the all cotton material. I wear it golfing. The Latin phrase gets response from other golfers and is a witness to our Catholic Christian faith!...ORA ET LABORA...Pray and Work.
steven M

benedictine hat
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 5, 2016  |  By joseph k.
beautiful embroidery...very well made....excellent service
joseph k.

well fit cap.
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 7, 2015  |  By WILFRID LOUIS-PAUL
Like it good fit

You May Also Like