St. Benedict Standing Crucifix


Honor St. Benedict by adorning a shelf, mantel, bedside table or home altar with this brilliant devotional crucifix. In its center (behind Christ), there is a St. Benedict Medal, and St. Benedict and the Virgin Mary are depicted to Christ's right and left. Crafted from wood, it includes a triangular black base and is available in two sizes. Including base, large is 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 4" and small is 6 1/4" x 4 1/2" x 3" Made in USA.

  • St. Benedict Standing Crucifix (small) (Item #3323)
  • $13.95
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  • St. Benedict Standing Crucifix (large) (Item #3324)
  • $26.95
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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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St. Benedict Standing Crucifix
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 24, 2018  |  By Karen
This is a very beautiful standing crucifix. It was so greatly admired in church that a woman asked to take it home as a comfort to her and her family. They had lost all their belongings in a flood. Thank you Monastery Greetings for carrying this cross.

Crosses are Beautiful
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 13, 2017  |  By Michael C.
We purchased these crosses for several Benedictine oblates. The crosses are sturdy and the colours and imaging are clear and sharp. We ordered the larger of the two available. Perfect gift for anyone with a Benedictine connection or a devotion to St Benedict. We are pleased with this product. And shipping was smooth.
Michael C.

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