St . Benedict was a religious reformer who lived in Italy in the late 400s and early 500s. He is known as the “father of Western monasticism,” having established a Rule that would become the norm for innumerable Christian monks and nuns. He is the patron saint of Europe.
Lot of 25 Saint St Benedict of Nursia Patron Against Evil Medal Pendant 1 1/4 Inch.
The priest sprinkles the medal with holy water, and presents it to the person, saying: Take this holy medal ; wear it with faith, and handle it with due devotion, so that the holy and immaculate Queen of heaven may protect and defend you.
In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods.
St Benedict carefully outlines the qualities the leaders should possess: wisdom, prudence, discretion, and sensitivity to individual differences. The exercise of authority in the Rule points more to mercy than justice, more to understanding of human weakness than strict accountability, more to love than zeal.
Benedictine Values LOVE OF CHRIST AND NEIGHBOUR. Benedictine life, like that of all Christians, is first and foremost a response to God’s astonishing love for humankind, a love expressed in the free gift of God’s beloved Son, Jesus Christ. STABILITY. HOSPITALITY. JUSTICE AND PEACE . OBEDIENCE . PRAYER. STEWARDSHIP. COMMUNITY.
Tradition holds that it protects from curses, evil and envy; drives away bad energies; attracts good energies; protects against diseases and protects good health. The reverse side of the medal carries the Vade retro satana (“Begone, Satan!”) Sometimes carried as part of a rosary, it is also worn separately.
” Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him , we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing. Unlike most saints, Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel. He was declared a saint in honor of his work helping humanity.
Many Christians pray the rosary out of devotion to their faith, to beseech the mother Mary or to seek blessing , forgiveness or peace. However, you can bless your own rosary yourself with Holy water to bestow the beads with spiritual grace.
Priests are ordained “that whatsoever they bless may be blessed , and whatsoever they consecrate shall be consecrated”. An inferior cannot bless a superior or exercise ordinary powers in his presence.
It is a reminder to ask for help. The rays coming from Mary’s hands do not reach the entire globe. This is to symbolize the grace most people forget to ask for in their daily life. The medal is a reminder that you need to turn to your faith for help, even when you think you may not need any extra help.
Saint Cajetan , saint of good fortune and employment, encourage all those looking for work to grow in understanding of God’s unfailing care for them.
Christopher , patron saint of drivers.
Saint Michael the Archangel is referenced in the Old Testament and has been part of Christian teachings since the earliest times. In Catholic writings and traditions he acts as the defender of the Church and chief opponent of Satan, and assists people at the hour of death.