St. Benedict Keychain in Blue or Red


Color: Blue

This durable keychain features our Italian-cast St. Benedict medal, enlarged so you can meditate on the details. The medal is set at the center of a cross. When blessed, this sacramental traditionally protects the wearer or carrier from demonic forces, as the prayers associated with the cross constitute a minor exorcism.

This popular medal centers on an image of St. Benedict, carrying a cross and the Rule of Benedict, with a chalice and raven to his left and right. Flanking the saint is the phrase “Crux Patris Benedicti” or, “the cross of Father Benedict.” Surrounding the entire edge is the Latin phrase “eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur,” meaning, “at our death may we be fortified by his presence.”

On the other side, below the phrase “Pax,” meaning “peace,” various prayers—written as initials—appear on and around the image of a cross. These include:

  • CSSML (crux sacra sit mihi lux) - the holy cross be my light
  • NDSMD (non draco sit mihi dux) - let not the dragon be my guide
  • VRSNSMV - SMQLLIVB (Vade retro satana! Numquam suede mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse benena bibas!) - Begone, Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!

Keychains come in two color combinations: either elegant gold and red—or stunning silver and blue. Order yours today!

Product Details

  • Fine Italian metalwork
  • Comes in blue or red
  • Nickel
  • 1.5” (3.8” long including keyring)