St. Benedict Home Blessing Door Hang

Item #3577
Shipping Wt. 0.25 lbs.
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Imported from Italy
ST. BENEDICT HOME BLESSING
DOOR HANG


Invoke the blessing and protection of St. Benedict on your home and receive a daily reminder of his teachings. Hangs on door knob or hook; includes St. Benedict crucifix and two St. Benedict medals. 11" long overall.

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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11 reviews

Excellent Quality
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Mar 16, 2016  |  By Garry B.
I ordered the St. Benedict Home Medals for our home and our children's homes. They are so nice. Quality and service was excellent!
Garry B.


Nicely Made
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 21, 2016  |  By Garry B.
This is the second time we have ordered these medals. We have them in our home and gave them to our children and grandchildren for their homes.
Garry B.


St. Benedict Home Blessing Door Hang
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 9, 2017  |  By Mary M.
The recipient of this gift really appreciated it!
Mary M.


Beautiful
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jan 25, 2018  |  By MJOY
Received as a gift from a friend. We love it! It is hanging on the front door of our home.
MJOY


Wonderful House Warming Present!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Apr 21, 2018  |  By Lori
Wonderful house warming present. Beautifully made. I printed out a bit of the tradition of the St. Benedict prayers to go along with this present. I'd like to order one for my own home now!
Lori


Excellent Product
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 13, 2018  |  By Ron B.
This is a very beautiful home blessing. I even carry it in my pocket on some days. Always nice to have St. Benedict around.
Ron B.


Beautiful!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Dec 12, 2018  |  By Sally O.
I bought one for myself and three for friends. They were very beautiful and the medals were substantial. They were appreciated by all of my friends!
Sally O.


Good Old St. Benedict
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 2, 2019  |  By Teresita
It is beautiful and colorful. Very satisfied.
Teresita


It is on our front door knob
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 25, 2019  |  By LAURA LEE
A good way to add some extra blessings and protection for those who live here. It has been blessed and is on our door knob.
LAURA LEE


Chasp
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 9, 2019  |  By Charles P.
Door Hangers were very nice
Charles P.


Director
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 13, 2019  |  By Mary M. osb
Love the door blessing. The latest issue of our newsletter cover has it superimposed on the a picture of our Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry. We have a mailing list of over 8000 in 51 different states!
Mary M. osb