Seller: candjdesigns (9,566) 99.8%, Location: Sterling Heights, Michigan, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 263091487848 This is a Wonderful St. Benedict Crucifix Protection Lapel Pin. It Was made in Italy of Silver Tone Oxidized Metal with Blue and Red Enamel and Measures 3/4-inch across. Beautiful!! Yours Will Come Carded!! About The St. Benedict Medal; The exact time and date of the making of the first Saint Benedict Medal are not clear. Saint Vincent de Paul, who died in 1660, appears to have been acquainted with the Medal and the Sisters of Charity founded by him have worn it attached to their rosary beads, and for many years it was made in France for them alone. At some point there were letters found on the back of the medal, which remained a mystery until a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at Metten Abbey in Bavaria in 1647. The manuscript contains the first recorded use of the exorcism formula Vade retro satana ("Step back, Satan"), and the letters were found to correspond to this phrase. The medal was formally approved by Pope Benedict XIV in 1741 and the Jubliee medal was struck in 1880, in remembrance of the 1400th anniversary of St. Benedict’s birth. The initials of the Vade retro satana formula have been found on Saint Benedict Medals at least since 1780 On the front of the medal is Saint Benedict holding a cross in his right hand, the object of his devotion, and in the left his rule for monasteries. In the back is a poisoned cup, in reference to the legend of Benedict, which explains that hostile monks attempted to poison him: the cup containing poisoned wine shattered when the saint made the sign of the cross over it (and a raven carried away a poisoned loaf of bread). Above the cup are the words Crux sancti patris Benedicti ("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict"). Surrounding the figure of Saint Benedict are the words Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! ("May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death"), since he was always regarded by the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death. On the back is a cross, containing the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, initials of the words Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Non draco sit mihi dux! ("May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!").The large C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti ("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict"). Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, in reference to Vade retro satana: 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!") and finally, located at the top is the word PAX which means "peace". May God Always Be In Your Heart and At Your Side!! C and J Designs-A Beautiful Way to Show Your Faith!!As Always We Have Free Shipping within the USA! For shipping outside the USA, Please check the shipping cost. We use eBay's Global Shipping Program so we are Unable to See or Send you an invoice.Questions?? Please email me through eBay or the Address Above.All Items Must Be Paid within 7 Days Unless You Contact Me. May God Always Be in Your Heart and at Your Side!!! E-mail Us through eBay About Our Custom Designed Saint Medals Charm Bracelets (Over 200 Saints available), Rosary Bracelets, Mother and Grandmother Rosaries, Christening and First Communion Rosaries and Bracelets,Wedding Rosaries and Lassos, Breast Cancer Awareness Rosaries and Bracelets and Our Custom School Color Rosaries!!! We Are Happy and Proud to Announce that Thanks to All of You, We have Donated Thousands of Rosaries and Religious Items to Soldiers Fighting For All Our Freedom!!! Happily that includes Freedom of Religion!!! Praise God!!! Bless Our Men and Women Fighting so No One Has to Hide Their Faith or Beliefs!!! We Also Send Crosses and Saint Protection Medals and Care Packages. We also donate to hospitals, Police Officers etc... If You Have any Comments or Questions, Please e-mail me through eBay Did You Know that people have used beads to pray for centuries; in fact the word "bead" means "prayer". A specific, arranged set of prayers is properly referred to as a chaplet. There are hundreds of different chaplets, but the chaplet known as the Rosary is by far the most popular. It appears that rosary has been prayed by Christians through the world for at least eight hundred years. For Every Item We sell We will Donate and Ship a 1 Decade Olive Wood (Beads are From Jerusalem) Pocket Rosary to any Military Soldier, any Country Fighting for Freedom. I Also Send Crosses and Saint Protection Medals. If You Have a Loved One that you would like it to go to; Please e-mail me through eBay there APO Address and I will gladly Ship it to them or their unit. So Please Help !! Please Pray For The Safety for all Those Who are Fighting for Freedom. The Shipping and handling Cost helps to cover the Items I send to the Soldiers. Thank You!!! All My Custom Jewelry and Rosaries are Handmade and Designed by me, Cathy of C and J Designs. I use a heavy gauge Stainless Steel, Silver or Gold Tone Metal (unless otherwise stated) wire so you do not have to worry about it breaking. All Are New (unless it is a Vintage item). I also Custom make Rosaries. If you have a favorite Color or Design in mind I will try to make it for you. I also do Repairs on Damaged Rosaries Just e-mail me through e-Bay. I Hope You Enjoy Your Item as Much as I have enjoyed Making it for you. May God always be in Your Heart and at Your Side!!! Thank You, Cathy and Jeff of C and J Designs ~Refunds Given only if Item is Not as Described.~ Thank You!! Cathy and JeffC and J Designs-A Beautiful Way to Show Your Faith!! Condition: New, Country/Region of Manufacture: Italy, Buy 1 Item, I will Donate: 1 Rosary to a Soldier, Hospital or Police Officer!, candjdesigns-A Beautiful: Way to Show Your Faith!!, St. Benedict: Free Shipping!!