Medalla de San Benito

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A profitable spiritual experience can be ours if we but take the time to study the array of inscriptions and representations found on the two sides of the medal. In antiquity, the island was known as “Saint Nicholas Island” and today it is known in Turkish as Gemiler Adasi, meaning “Island of Boats”, santa misa in reference to Saint Nicholas’s traditional role as the patron saint of seafarers. The church was built in the fourth century, around the time of Nicholas’s death, and is typical of saints’ shrines from that time period. Nicholas was the only major saint associated with that part of Turkey.

For a long time the meaning of these letters was unknown, but in 1647 a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at the Abbey of Metten in Bavaria, giving an explanation of the letters. They are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan, as will be explained below. The exact time and date of the making of the first Saint Benedict Medal are not clear.

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Vida de San Benito

On the staff and scroll were written in full the words of which the mysterious letters were the initials, a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan. The manuscript contains the exorcism formula Vade retro satana (“Step back, Satan”), and the letters were found to correspond to this phrase.

We do not know just when the first medal of St. Benedict was struck. At some point in history a series of capital letters was placed around the large figure of the cross on the reverse side of the medal.

  • We do not know just when the first medal of St. Benedict was struck.
  • They are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan, as will be explained below.
  • At some point in history a series of capital letters was placed around the large figure of the cross on the reverse side of the medal.
  • The medal was originally a cross, dedicated to the devotion in honour of St. Benedict.
  • For a long time the meaning of these letters was unknown, but in 1647 a manuscript dating back to 1415 was found at the Abbey of Metten in Bavaria, giving an explanation of the letters.

Uso de la medalla

The medal was originally a cross, dedicated to the devotion in honour of St. Benedict. At some point medals were struck that bore the image of St. Benedict holding a cross aloft in his right hand and his Rule for Monasteries in the other hand. Then a sequence of capital letters was placed around the large figure of the cross moline on the reverse side of the medal.

prayer saint benedict latin

The meaning of what the letters signified was lost over time until around 1647 an old manuscript was discovered at the Benedictine St. Michael’s Abbey in Metten. horarios de misas en usa In the manuscript, written in 1415, was a picture depicting St. Benedict holding in one hand a staff which ends in a cross, and a scroll in the other.

The church where historians believe he was originally entombed is at the western end of the great processional way. Another version of the story takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana, which was strongly influenced by French Catholic culture through the colonial period. This account says that Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel received a large shipment of statues of various saints, and that one case lacked an identifying label. It was labeled “Expedite” (Expédit in French), so the residents assumed that must be the saint’s name. Expédit still figures prominently in Louisiana Creole folklore and is revered through amulets, flowers, candles, and intercessory prayers.

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