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St Benedict Cross

St. Benedict Cross

This cross is central to a larger piece, the Benedict Medal, which is dedicated to the piety and devotion in honour of St. Benedict of Nursia (Spanish and Latin: San Benito) who died in 547. Since then, 16 popes have been called Benedict, including the current Pontiff.

St Benedict Medal Cross

The St. Benedict Cross is one of most popular items at our store.

Call or stop by our store Monday through Saturday. Be sure to call as our hour of operation change during throughout the year.

Peaceful Dove Bookstore

2015, May 21st




St Benedict Medal CrossThe History of the St. Benedict Medal

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!").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".


We are open Monday through Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm. and offer our customers a wide range of Roman Catholic books, gifts and devotional items.

The hardships of daily living can be overwhelming sometimes, here at Peaceful Dove we try to be a beacon, bringing the light of Jesus Christ to others through media and gift items. With God there is always hope and peace.

We provide Catholic prayer books, crosses and crucifixes, catechisms, children’s Bibles and much more. Some of our most popular lines include Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts, DVD's and rosaries. If you don't see it please call!

We also have a good selection of Catholic books on parenting, biographies, church history, liturgy, devotional, self-help , healing, encouragement, greeting cards, saint's medals, art, and lots more.

Alway's remember that you are a child of God and that He made you special, for a purpose and that He loves you beyond measure.

God bless you and your family today and always.

Peaceful Dove Bookstore

Call today! (586) 792-3123

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