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Traditional St. Benedict Medal Blessing

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If you just purchased or received a S.t Benedict Medal and would like your priest to bless your metal, using the traditional St. Benedict Medal blessing, in Latin.

We have also included the English blessing, as well, for your reference.

St. Benedict of Nursia was a very holy monk, who is considered to be the founder of the Benedictine order, which he founded in Montecassino, Italy.

The original medal of St. Benedict was approved in 1741, but the one we use today was approved in 1880, for the 1,400-year anniversary of the founding of the Benedictine Order.

The medal has two sides.

The front side has the following inscription:

Crux patris benedicti ( “the cross of the Father Benedict)”.

Inscribed along the edge, lie the words:

Ejus in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur (At our death may we be fortified by his presence”).

The back side has a number of abbreviations, but the most popular one, and the one everyone loves to say, has the initials: “VRSNSMVSMQLIVB,” which stands for:

Vade retro satana, numquam 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”)!

The St. Benedict medal is a very powerful blessing against the wiles and temptations of Satan.

Make sure to get it blessed.

Traditional St. Benedict Medal Blessing (Latin)

V. Adjutorium nostrum in nomine  Domini.

R. Qui fecit caelum et terram.

Exorcizo vos, numismata, per Deum + Patrem omnipotentem, qui fecit caelum et terram, mare et omnia, quae in eis sunt.  Omnis virtus adversarii, omnis exercitus diaboli, et omnis incursus, omne phantasma satanae, eradicare et effugare, ab his numismatibus: ut fiant omnibus, qui eis usuri sunt, salus mentis et corporis: in nomine Patris + omnipotentis, et Jesu + Christi Filii ejus, Domini nostri, et Spiritus + Sancti Paracliti, et in caritate ejusdem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, qui venturus est judicare vivos et mortuos, et saeculum per ignem.

R. Amen.

V. Domine exaudi orationem meam.

R. Et clamor meus ad te veniat.

V. Dominus vobiscum.

R. Et cum spiritu tuo.

Oremus:  Deus omnipotens, bonorum omnium largitor, supplices te rogamus, ut per intercessionem sancti Benedicti his sacris numismatibus tuam beneditionem + infundas, ut omnes qui ea gestaverint ac bonis operibus intenti fuerint, sanitatem mentis et corporis, et gratiam sanctificationis, atque indulgentias (nobis) concessas consequi mereantur, omnesque diaboli insidias et fraudes, per auxilium misericordiae tuae, studeant devitare et in conspectu tuo sancti et immaculati valeant apparere.  Per Christum Dominum nostrum.   R. Amen.

***The medal is then sprinkled with holy water.***

Traditional St. Benedict Medal Blessing (English)

V. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

In the name of God the Father + who made heaven and earth, the seas and all that is in them, I exorcise this medal against the power and attacks of the evil one.  May all who use this medal devoutly be blessed with health of soul and body.  In the name of the Father + almighty, of the Son + Jesus Christ our lord, and of the Holy + Spirit the Paraclete, and in the love of the same Lord Jesus Christ who will come on the last day to judge the living and the dead, and the world by fire.  Amen.

V. Let us pray: 

Almighty God, the boundless source of all good things, we humbly ask that, through the intercession of St. Benedict, you pour out your blessings + upon this medal.  May those who use it devoutly and earnestly strive to perform good works, be blessed by you with health of soul and body, the grace of a holy life, and remission of the temporal punishment due to sin.  May they also with the help of your merciful love, resist the temptation of the evil one and strive to exercise true charity and justice toward all, so that one day they may appear sinless and holy in you sight.  This we ask through Christ our Lord. 

R. Amen.

***The medal is then sprinkled with holy water.***

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