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.
Prayer , in a Benedictine monastery, was to consist of the opus Dei (the work of God – Psalms recited in common) and lectio (the reflective reading of Scripture whereby God’s word becomes the centre of the monastic’s life). Benedictines make three vows: stability, fidelity to the monastic way of life, and obedience.
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.
“O Saint Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interests and desires.”
Lot of 25 Saint St Benedict of Nursia Patron Against Evil Medal Pendant 1 1/4 Inch.
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.
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.
These medals often represent one of our many beloved saints, one of which is of Saint Christopher . The Saint Christopher Medal is one of the most popular around the world because of his significance in the Catholic faith. The Saint Christopher medal is believed to protect the wearer on his or her travels.
Since Benedict was a monk, the spirituality which is based on his rule, is fundamentally monastic. Monastic Spirituality . It is rather the fact that monastic existence is a form of religious life having not secondary or ministerial purpose. It is specified solely by a commitment to God sanctioned by public vows.
Benedict is a masculine given name of Latin origin, meaning “blessed”. The name was borne by Saint Benedict of Nursia (480–547), often called the founder of Western Christian monasticism.
Martin de Porres
|Saint Martin de Porres , O.P.|
|Born||9 December 1579 Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru|
|Died||November 3, 1639 (aged 59) Lima, Viceroyalty of Peru (modern-day Peru)|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, Anglican Communion|
|Beatified||29 October 1837 by Pope Gregory XVI|
Anthony of Padua
|Saint Anthony of Padua|
|Anthony of Padua by Francisco de Zurbarán, 1627–1630|
|Evangelical Doctor Hammer of Heretics Professor of Miracles Doctor of the Church|
|Born||15 August 1195 Lisbon, Portugal|
|Died||13 June 1231 (aged 35) Padua, Italy|
The patron saint of financial matters is St Matthew the Apostle.”