The beautiful bracelet from Apparition Hill Podbrdo Međugorje. Each bracelet is hand made using 5 hand crafted Stone-Rock beads from Hill Podbrdo and 5 Silver St.Benedict Italian Beads.
Bracelet can be adjusted 14 cm to 26 cm ( 5,5″ to 10″) , and this size fits most.
Design Element and its Catholic Meaning of St.Benedict medal :
Benedict XIV established the design of this medal. On one side it carries the image of St. Benedict holding a cross in his hand. On the other side there is a larger cross with Latin initials. Due to the fact that the cross represented here is an essential element of this medal, it is called the Medal – Crucifix of St. Benedict.
On the back there is the effigy of the Saint, holding the cross in his right hand and the Rules in his left hand. On his right there is a cup from which a serpent is escaping (a recollection of the poisoned wine which he miraculously escaped). On the left we have a crow taking away the poisoned bread.
Underneath we can read the words: “EX S.M. CASINO MDCCCLXXXX” (From the Holy Mount Cassino 1880). On the two sides “CRUX SANCTI PATRIS BENEDICTI” (Cross of Holy Father Benedict). Around the image: “EIUS IN OBITU NOSTRO PRAESENTIA MUNIAMUR” (May we be strengthened by his prescence in the hour of our death!).
On the front of the Medal, a Cross is represented which carries several inscription in the arms, the explanations of which follow:
C.S.P.B.: CRUX SANCTI PATRIS BENEDICTI The cross of our Holy Father Benedict
C.S.S.M.L.: CRUX SACRA SIT MIHI LUX May the Holy Cross be my light
N.D.S.M.D.: NUNQUAM DRACO SIT MIHI DUX! May the dragon never be my guide
V.R.S.: VADE RETRO SATANA Begone Satan
N.S.M.V.: NUNQUAM SUADE MIHI VANA! – Never tempt me with your vanities
S.M.Q.L.: SUNT MALA QUAE LIBAS What you offer me is evil
I.V.B.: IPSE VENEA BIBAS Drink the poison yourself
“PAX” is written under the Cross: the motto of the Congregation of Cassino and of the entire Benedictine Order
It was given by the Blessed Virgin Mary herself! No wonder, then, that it wins such extraordinary graces for those who wear it and pray for Mary’s intercession and help.