The medal of St. Benedict is a very powerful sacramental with exorcizing properties; the
exorcism is written right on it. Measures a generous size of 2" round and is in excellent
On the vertical bar of the cross itself are found the letters: C.S.S.M.L., and on the horizontal
bar of the cross: N.D.S.M.D. They signify: Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux, Non Craco Sit Mihi Dux "May the
holy Cross be my light. Let not the dragon be my guide." Round the margin of the Medal, beginning
at the right hand on top, are the following letters: V.R.S.N.S.M.V.-- S.M.Q.L.I.V.B They stand for
the verses:Vade Retro, Satana! Nunqum Suade Mihi Vana. Sunt Mala Quae Libas; Ipse Venena Bibas.
"Begone, Satan! Suggest not vain things to me. Evil is the cup thou offerest; Drink thou thine own
In most instances, the medal produces a tranquilizing effect when worn.
Some individuals experience the opposite agitation or a burning sensation. This medal was believed
to be used in an actual excorcism in the late 1940's