These St. Benedict medal bracelets are some of the most stylish Catholic jewelry you'll find! On the front of the medal is St. Benedict holding a cross in his right hand and his rule for monasteries in the left. Behind him is a poisoned cup, a reference to the legend in which some hostile monks attempted to poison Benedict. The cup poisoned cup shattered when St. Benedict made the Sign of the Cross over it. Above the cup are the words "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict). Surrounding St. Benedict are the words "Eius in obitu praesentia muniamur" (May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death).
On the back of the medal is a cross containing the letters C S S M L - N D S M D, which stand for "Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux! Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux!" (May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!). The large C S P B stands for "Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti" (The cross of holy father Benedict). Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, meaning "Vade Retro, Satana! Nunquam suada mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas!" Which translates to "Begone, Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!" Finally, located at the top is the word "pax," which means "peace."