Religious Gifts / Rosaries >  Crosses and Crucifixes >  Crucifixes >  Saint Benedict >  Benedict Crucifix





St. Benedict Crucifix - 8 in. x 3 3/4 in

Item Number: 12012

Catalog Code: 79-42499


Benedict Crucifix

Gift Image | XL Image
Purchase Information


Your Price:
  $38.00

Select Qty:

In Stock. Ships in 1-2 Business Day
More Options

Add To My:








Bookmark and Share

 Our Description

This 8 in. x 3 3/4 in. St. Benedict Crucifix features a 3 1/2 inch pewter corpus in front of a 1 1/4 in. St. Benedict Medal on a walnut cross.  On the back of the cross is the back of the St. Benedict Medal with the words (in Latin) "May we at our death be fortified by His presence."

Gift box included.

Made in the USA.

 


 


Product Details

H x W x D: 
Manufacturer: 
8"  (20.3 cm) x 3 3/4"  (9.52 cm) x 0 3/4"  (1.90 cm)
More McVan Gifts (About McVan)

   

St. Benedict of Nursia

St. Benedict of Nursia Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 03/14
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/11
Tridentine Calendar - 03/21


Patron Of: Against Witchcraft, Civil Engineers, Dying, Farmers, Gall Stones, Homeless, Kidney Disease, Monastics, Monks, Poisoning, Schoolchildren, Speleologists

Also known as

    * Benedict of Narsia
    * Benedict of Norsia
    * Benedetto da Norcia
    * Founder of Western Monasticism

Memorial

    * 11 July (Latin Rite)
    * 21 March (Benedictine monks and nuns)
    * 14 March (Byzantine Rite)

Profile

    Born to the Roman nobility. Twin brother of Saint Scholastica. Studied in Rome, Italy, but was dismayed by the lack of discipline and the lackadasical attitude of his fellow students. Fled to the mountains near Subiaco, living as a hermit in a cave for three years; reported to have been fed by a raven. His virtues caused an abbey to request him to lead them. Founded the monastery at Monte Cassino, where he wrote the Rule of his order. His discipline was such that an attempt was made on his life; some monks tried by poison him, but he blessed the cup and rendered it harmless. He returned to his cave, but continued to attract followers, and eventually established twelve monasteries. Had the ability to read consciences, the gift of prophesy, and could forestall attacks of the devil. Destroyed pagan statues and altars, drove demons from groves sacred to pagans. At one point there were over 40,000 monasteries guided by the Benedictine Rule. A summation of the Rule: “Pray and work.”

Born

    * c.480, Narsia, Umbria, Italy

Died

    * 21 March 547 of a fever while in prayer at Monte Cassino, Italy
    * buried beneath the high altar there in the same tomb as Saint Scholastica

Canonized

    * 1220 by Pope Honorius III

Patronage

    * against erysipelas
    * against fever
    * against gall stones
    * against inflammatory diseases
    * against kidney disease
    * against nettle rash
    * against poison
    * against temptations
    * against witchcraft
    * agricultural workers
    * cavers
    * civil engineers
    * coppersmiths
    * dying people
    * Europe
    * farm workers
    * farmers
    * Heerdt, Germany
    * Italian architects
    * monks
    * Norcia, Italy
    * people in religious orders
    * school children
    * servants who have broken their master’s belongings
    * speliologists
    * spelunkers
    * students
    * Subiaco, Italy

Representation

    * bell
    * broken cup
    * broken cup and serpent representing poison
    * broken utensil
    * bush
    * crosier
    * man in a Benedictine cowl holding Benedict’s rule or a rod of discipline
    * raven

 



All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

 Other Customers Also Purchased

Madonna of the Street Custom Prayer Card

 Browse For Similar Items In

Related Articles

1. Exaltation of the Holy Cross 09/14/2012

2. Why have Crucifixes and Crosses in the Home 10/17/2008

3. The Processional Cross 10/17/2008

4. Byzantine Crosses 10/07/2008

5. The Franciscan Tau Cross 10/07/2008

6. The San Damiano Crucifix 01/01/1900

 
Information
Nextag Seller


By using our site you agree to our terms of use.
All content copyright 2016.
Special Features
 

Get >FREE SHIPPING< and learn more about the Faith with our newsletter.

Free shipping coupon included with newsletter.

Aquinas and More



/ (mm/dd)

*



 

close
--->