St. Benedict is the Patron Saint for: Homeless, Monastics, Monks, Poisoning.FRONT One side of the medal bears an image of St. Benedict, holding a cross in the right hand and the Holy Rule in the left. On the one side of the image is a cup, on the other a raven. Round the margin of the medal stands the legend “Ejus in obitu nostro praesentia muniamus” (May we at our death be fortified by his presence).BACK The initial letters of “Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti” in the angles of the cross. Round the margin stand the initial letters of the distich: “Vade Retro Satana, Nunquam Suade Mihi Vana — Sunt Mala Quae Libas, Ipse Venena Bibas” (Begone, Satan, do not suggest to me thy vanities — evil are the things thou profferest, drink thou thy own poison). At the top of the cross usually stands the word Pax (peace) or the monogram I H S (Jesus).Lapis is an ancient stone, the Egyptians high regard for this gem can be seen in their use of the stone as decorations on the throne and royal furniture.Lapis is a protective stone, it recognizes psychic attack, blocks it. This stone bonds relationships in love and friendship. It overcomes hearing loss, depression, purifies blood, and boosts the immune system.It is believed that Lapis Lazuli was one of the twelve gem stones of High Priest of Israel's Breastplate. Exodus 28:15 Make the breast-piece of judgment;..Set in it four rows of precious stones:...the second row, purple garnet, Lapis Lazuli and jade. (N.E.B.)Designed and Made in California.
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