Special attention is given to detailing every cm of this hand-carved cross. The rich color and interesting veins are characteristic of the beautiful Bethlehem Olive Wood. This cross comes with Metal Crucifix and silver plated Saint Benedict medal which represents a prayer on the part of the user to invoke God's blessing and protection through the intercession of St. Benedict carved into it. This Cross is carved on two layers of olive wood and 4 other pieces glued on the corner of the cross. On the back of the cross you Find Jerusalem stamped as it s shown on the picture .
Cross Size 6.29"H * 3.93"L * 1.18"D
The Saint Benedict Medal : During his life, St. Benedict was known to work many miracles using the power of the Holy Cross. Among these included his heroic flight from temptations and miraculous escapes from traps set to kill him. Saint Benedict became known for his power over the Devil, with the Holy Cross as his efficacious instrument to make the Devil flee. The medal as we commonly know it today (the Jubilee medal) was first made in 1880 to commemorate the fourteenth centenary anniversary of St. Benedict's birth by the Archabbey of Monte Cassino, the most important monastery established by the Saint in the 6th century. The St. Benedict medal is one of the most popular among Catholics, and there are many indulgences associated with this medal. There are also spiritual benefits associated with the pious use of the medal including warding off evil and temptation, obtaining the conversion of sinners, help for women during childbirth, strength in preserving purity, granting the grace of a happy death, protection during storms, and interceding for curing diseases. Needless to say, this is a very powerful medal for spiritual protection. However, it is important to not be superstitious about Catholic medals; they are sacramentals to be used as "sacred signs instituted by the Church to prepare us to receive the fruit of the sacraments and to sanctify different circumstances of our lives" (CCC, 1677).