Benedictine Médaille Necklace
Item № 1030-11LC
Italy, c. 1952
Beautiful, silver, gold vermeil and bronze medaille of Saint Benedict, with classic Benedictine cross emblems on both sides in deep relief with border. Pendant is 1 inch in diameter. It hangs on a light-catching 925 silver box chain, with a drop connector gold vermeil connector. Necklace can be adjusted from choker length all the way to 28 inches. On the arms of the cross are the initial letters of a rhythmic Latin prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux. Nunquam draco sit mihi dux (May the holy cross be my light - May the dragon never be my guide). In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict). Saint Benedict of Nursia was a founder of Christian monastic communities and a rule giver for monks living in community. His purpose may be gleaned from his Rule, namely that "Christ may bring us all together to life eternal." He is patron saint of many things, especially warding off negative spirits.
Trésors blue pieces of vintage art and devotion. Also known as "Médailles De Pelerinage" or "Medals of Pilgrimage," these little medals have had voyages from another generation, another life, another country. People of faith still undertake pilgrimages as a way of deepening their religious devotion, seeking miracles, spiritual healing, forgiveness, or for the journey itself. The experience is not solely about reaching the end, it is about what is endured, enjoyed, and learned along the way.
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