Saturday, June 1, 2013

St. Benedict Medal & Crucifix

St. Benedict Medal

The St Benedict jubilee medal is inscribed with a powerful exorcism prayer on it (a prayer that petitions God to banish diabolical spirits from a scene, object, home or person).  This medal offers strong protections against demonic and negative spirits. We use this blessed medal on a very regular basis, as well as Catholic crucifixes with the medal embedded in the center. It is critical to remember that unlike magick (which is Satan’s occultic counterfeit of God’s real power), sacramentals such as crucifixes and blessed medals are NOT talismans or amulets…they are sacred symbols of a real and genuine faith. I see some individuals using these as if they were talismans, but from seeing the fruit of their lives they obviously do not live lives of faith - they don't even attempt to do so. They just wave these around and then live like they want to. It doesn’t work that way, and is an affront to genuine faith. One may use symbols all day long, but if there is no real or genuine faith that results in works that reflect a life being lived out in faith—then they are useless. One may read about what can happen to impostors in the scriptures in Acts 19:11-20.

On the other hand, used by people of faith who attend Mass or Church regularly, work actively in their Parish, have a genuine prayer and devotional life, regularly receive the Sacraments, help the needy and poor, and do their best to avoid sin and ask forgiveness when they do (Sacrament of Confession), then sacramentals such as the St. Benedict medal can be efficacious and effective when dealing with demonic situations and cases. It is my hope that this post will encourage the reader to focus more on his or her faith life and pay attention to Church and the needs of one’s spiritual life--especially those interested in helping people on cases of alleged paranormal activity.

A Description of the St. Benedict Medal
(Specifically the back of the medal):
On the back of the medal, the cross is dominant. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a Latin prayer:


These are Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux.

(May the holy cross be my light…May the dragon be not my leader).

Above the cross is the word PAX (peace), which has been a Benedictine motto for centuries. Around the margin of the back of the medal, the letters:


These are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan: Vade retro Satana Nunquam suade mihi vana, Sunt mala quae libas...Ipse venena bibas.

(Begone Satan, entice me not with deceits…What you offer is evil, drink your poison yourself.)

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