St. Benedict of Nursia (c.480-547) holy medal.
Memorial in Latin Rite is July 11, Benedictine Memorial is March 21, Memorial in Byzantine Rite is March 14.
Made in Italy.
The smallest one is about 3/8 inch. [[option/style name -- 3/8 inch - smaller ]]
The middle one has a gold tone rim and is just over 1/2 inch and is thicker than the other three. [[option/style name -- med gold rim ]]
The larger one is about 3/4 inch. (bulk pricing is available for this size. message me for info) [[option/style name -- 3/4 inch - larger ]]
The largest one is also about 3/4 inch. it is a little bigger, and a little thicker than the "larger" one. This one has much more detailing on it. [[option/style name -- 3/4+ inch - largest ]]
St. Benedict was the founder of Western monasticism. He is the patron saint of all sorts of things. Above all, his intercession offers protection from the evil one, especially if one wears his medal.
St. Benedict is the twin brother of St. Scholastica. They were born to the Roman nobility. Eventually he founded the monastery at Monte Cassino where he wrote the Rule of his order.
There is a lot said in the symbology of this medal. See this website for information: https://www.stpeterslist.com/8560/8-things-you-must-know-about-st-benedicts-medal/ http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/the-st.-benedict-medal-when-the-church-is-no-longer-messing-around
These medals are great on necklaces, bracelets, rosaries, pins or whatever else you had in mind. They all come with an open jump ring so you can attach it to your necklace.
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All medals and crucifixes are silver oxide (unless noted otherwise), which is a silver plated zinc alloy. **For the longest shine, you may want to coat your silver oxide medals with a clear coat of clear nail polish. The thin coating of silver oxide will eventually wear off.** They are quality Italian made, and the medals are approx. 1 inch tall and 5/8 inch wide.
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