Before I begin to tell you my own testimony to the power of this wonderful medal, it’s important I speak to those of you who are unfamiliar with it.
St.Benedict’s Medal is known in the Church as ”The Devil Chasing Medal” because of its powerful use in exorcisms. Put it this way, when the Churches every weapon has failed thus far, this is every exorcists go to sacramental item.
There are many promises attached to the medal for those who with faith wear the medal and you can read them below.
- to destroy witchcraft and all other diabolical and haunting influences;
- to impart protection to persons tempted, deluded, or tormented by evil spirits;
- to obtain the conversion of sinners to the Catholic Church, especially when they are in danger of death;
- to serve as an armour against temptation;
- to destroy the effects of poison;
- to secure a timely and healthy birth for children;
- to afford protection against storms and lightning;
- to serve as an efficacious remedy for bodily afflictions and a means of protection against contagious diseases.
While the medal itself or metal does not have any power, wearing it brings the power of the priests prayer of exorcism over it into the room, which is what makes this medal of significant importance.
The inscriptions on the medal is in the language of the ancient Church known as ”Latin.”
The front of the medal reads:
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.The inscriptions on the medal is in the language of the ancient Church known as ”Latin.”
The back of the medal reads:
C S P B – Crux Sanctis Patris Benedicti – The Cross Of Our Holy Father Benedict.
C S S M L – Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux – May The Holy Cross be my Light.
N D S M D – Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux – May the Dragon not be my guide
V R S – Vade Retro Satana – Begone Satan (Get behind me Satan)
N S M V – Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana – Never persuade me of your vanities
S M Q L – Sunt Male Quae Libas – What you offer me is evil
I V B – Ipse Venena Bibas – Drink the poison yourself
What I have discovered recently (most likely not anything new) is that while wearing the medal brings the prayer of exorcism by the priest on it into the room, it’s not good enough sometimes and we must hold it and pray the Latin prayer inscribed upon the medal.
Last night after a meal, soon after I began to feel incredibly unwell. By the time I got home I was doubled over with pain in my stomach and bowel area. I needed to get sick from both ends. I was in such a panic, I didn’t know what to do. I suspected I had eaten contaminated food.
In the midst of my panic I grabbed the medal around my neck and prayed the inscription from memory. All of a sudden my pain immediately subsided. I let go of the medal and stopped praying, the pain came back tenfold. As holding the one around my neck was rather uncomfortable for me, I grabbed the much larger free one in my wallet.
I held it to my stomach, prayed again this time a lot more and the pain immediately subsided and then vanished altogether. A few minutes later I’m sitting in my chair relaxing watching TV as if nothing ever happened.
All else was failing me, there was no medication that would get rid of this and eventually it would have to pass on its own, but I resorted to the medal and true to the medals promise that it will either eliminate or reduce the effects of poison and bodily afflictions, saved me from my pain and the Lord healed me through the intercessions of St.Benedict and this wonderful medal.
My advice to you? GET ONE.