THE MESSAGE, DETAILS
“The Lord waits for us daily to translate into action, as we should, his holy teachings.”
St. Benedict (Prol. 35)
“The man of God who shone on this earth among so many miracles was just as brilliant in the eloquent exposition of his teaching." St. Gregory the Great, writing on St. Benedict (Dialogues II, 36)
On one side of the medal is the image of the Saint; on the reverse is the cross recalling the devotion he had in his life for this symbol, especially against attacks of the devil.
Legend of the initials:
S. P. B. Crux Sancti Patris Benedecti - The Cross of Holy Father Benedict
S. S. M. L. Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux – May the Holy Cross be my light
D. S. M. D. Non draco sit mihi dux - May the dragon never be my guide
R. S. Vade Retro satana - Begone satan
S. M. V. Non Suade Mihi Vana - Never tempt me with your vanities
M. Q. L. Sunt Mala Quae Libas - What you offer me is evil
I.V. B. I psa Venena Bibas - Drink the poison yourself
The one-of-a-kind Ghirelli style gives life to a Collection of rosaries embodying the message of St. Benedict. The wonderful booklet centerpiece, an exclusive of Ghirelli, contains pages with prayers of exorcism written by St. Benedict. The crucifixes, handmade by master artisans, are masterpieces of Italian art.
Beautiful Murano Glass beads created by Antica Vetreria Vianello for Ghirelli, blown individually by master glassmakers on the island of Murano, Venice.
The Bohemian Glass beads, chosen with warm and strong colors in tone-on-tone shades, give seriousness and elegance to the Rosary.
Beads: Bohemian glass beads in 8 mm size and ice/frosted /frost effect in alternating colors: gold, brown and white. Accented with Genuine Murano blown glass beads in 10 mm size and light brown color with veined-effect satin finish.
Crucifix: Hand enamel inlay, in dark brown color with the original Medal of St. Benedict inserted at the center, and faithful in every detail
Centerpiece: The Centerpiece is an original and unique creation, in two-tone finish, which is also a functional “booklet” that contains pages of the original Exorcism Prayer of St. Benedict in Latin
Finish: Antique gold. Components in antique gold and antique silver
Details: Components hand-enameled by Ghirelli decorating masters
Signature: Ghirelli Branding Bar shows authenticity and Made In Italy Quality Assurance