An incommunicable quality tells us this sentence is proverbial and that one is not.
Hence no definition will enable us to identify positively a sentence as proverbial".
The other pedestal is topped by the raven, who is about to carry away the poisoned bread. Above the Cross is the word “Pax” (Peace), the Benedictine motto. Maurus, that requires either a relic of the True Cross or the St. Maur over the sick is permitted to be given with a Medal of St.
In very small print above these pedestals are the words: (May we at our death be fortified by his presence.) Benedictines have always regarded St. He himself died in the chapel at Montecassino while standing with his arms raised up to heaven, supported by the brothers of the monastery, shortly after St. Back of the Medal In the arms of the Cross are the initials C S S M L – N D S M D, which stand for: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Surrounding the entire back of the medal are the initials to the words of the exorcism: V R S – N S M V – S M Q L – I V B, which stand for the rhyme: Vade retro Satana! Benedict instead of with a relic of the True Cross, since the latter is difficult to obtain. Numismatique Benedictine: histoire scientifique et liturgique des croix et des medailles de Saint Benoit, patriarche des moines d’occident d’apres des documents inedits ….
Proverbs are often borrowed from similar languages and cultures, and sometimes come down to the present through more than one language.Acts of contrition and firm confidence should then be excited in the sick person, so that through the merits and intercession of St. Maurus, if it should please God, health may be obtained. The are recited three times in honor of the Blessed Trinity. Benedict, or any priest delegated, having put on a red stole, and with his right hand holding up the relic of the Sacred Cross or the medal of St. They are the initial letters of a Latin prayer of exorcism against Satan, as will be explained below. Martin’s Archabbey, Beuron, Germany, at the request of the prior of Montecassino, Very Rev. Prior Boniface was a native of Baltimore and originally a monk of St. At any rate, in order to understand the symbology of the Medal, you must know of this event in St. The above features were finally incorporated in a newly designed medal struck in 1880 under the supervision of the monks of Montecassino, Italy, to mark the 1400th anniversary of the birth of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, until he was chosen to become prior and latter archabbot of Montecassino. Benedict is a very powerful sacramental with exorcizing properties; the exorcism is written right on it. Benedict’s life: he’d been living as a hermit in a cave for three years, famous for his holiness, when a religious community came to him after the death of their abbot and asked Benedict to take over.