Benedict of Nursia
|Saint Benedict of Nursia O.S.B.|
|Saint Benedict depicted in an Eastern Orthodox-style icon, with Latin inscription.|
|Founder of the Benedictine Order, Exorcist and Mystic|
|Born||c. AD 2 March 480 Norcia, Umbria, Odoacer’s Kingdom|
|Died||c. AD 21 March 547 (aged 66–67) Monte Cassino, Eastern Roman Empire|
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.
means Vade Retro Satana Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana (English: Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities!) Left side of Cross Circle: S.M.Q.L.I.V.B. means Sunt Mala Quae Libas Ipse Venena Bibas (English: What you offer me is evil.
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.
” 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.
Blessing of the medal The following English form may be used: V: Our help is in the name of the Lord. R: Who made heaven and earth. V: In the name of God the Father + almighty, who made heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them, I exorcise these medals against the power and attacks of the evil one.
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.
” San Benito ” is the Spanish name of either Benedict the Moor or Benedict of Nursia. An alternative etymology by Covarrubias and former editions of the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española has it from saco bendito (“blessed sack”).
These are either clergy or laypeople affiliated in prayer with an individual monastery of their choice, who have made a formal private promise (annually renewable or for life) to follow the Rule of St Benedict in their private life at home and at work as closely as their individual circumstances and prior commitments
Benedictines make three vows : stability, fidelity to the monastic way of life, and obedience. Though promises of poverty and chastity are implied in the Benedictine way, stability, fidelity, and obedience receive primary attention in the Rule – perhaps because of their close relationship with community life.
Our Five Core Values Scholastica has chosen to focus on five: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship, and Love of Learning.
The Benedictines , officially the Order of Saint Benedict (Latin: Ordo Sancti Benedicti, abbreviated as OSB), are a monastic religious order of the Catholic Church following the Rule of Saint Benedict.