Patriarch of Western monks, Father of the Benedictines, St. Benedict of Nursia is a very special saint. Christians are called to pray to St. Benedict to ask for his protection against evil. He himself led a battle against evil influences, and he was proclaimed the patron saint of exorcisms. There even is a Christian Sacramental dedicated to him: the Medal of St. Benedict. The Medal is recognized by the Church as a powerful symbol of protection and liberation against curses and evil influences.
St. Benedict is depicted on the front of the Medal, holding a cross in one hand, and his Rule in the other. Discover St. Benedict’s Medal Prayer, and other prayers to St. Benedict for protection against evil.
“Lord, have mercy on us. (bis)
Christ, have mercy on us. (bis)
God the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on us. (bis)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us. (bis)
God, the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.Holy Trinity, One God, Have mercy on us. (bis)
Holy Mary, Pray for us (repeat after each line).
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Holy Father, Saint Benedict,
Father most reverend,
Father most renowned,
Father most compassionate,
Man of great fortitude,
Man of venerable life,
Man of the most holy conversation,
True servant of God,
Light of devotion,
Light of prayer,
Light of contemplation,
Star of the world,
Best master of an austere life,
Leader of the holy warfare,
Leader and chief of monks,
Master of those who die to the world,
Protector of those who cry to thee,
Wonderful worker of miracles,
Revealer of the secrets of the human heart,
Master of spiritual discipline,
Companion of the patriarchs,
Equal of the prophets,
Follower of the Apostles,
Teacher of Martyrs,
Father of many pontiffs,
Gem of abbots,
Glory of Confessors,
Imitator of anchorites,
Associate of virgins,
Colleague of all the Saints,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takes away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
V. Intercede for us, O holy father Saint Benedict,
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us Pray:
O God, Who called us from the vanity of the world, and Who incites us to the reward of a heavenly vocation under the guidance of our holy patriarch and founder, Saint Benedict, inspire and purify our hearts and pour forth on us Your grace, that we may persevere in You. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.
“The Holy Cross be my light,
May the dragon never be my guide.
Get away, Satan!”
Never tempt me with your vanities!
What you offer me is evil,
Drink the poison yourself!”
“In the name of God the Father Almighty, through the intercession of St. Benedict,
Keep away from me and my loved ones, evil spirits;
Good spirits, shield us against them!
Malign spirits, you inspire wrong thoughts to men,
Malicious spirits, liars, you lead them into deception.
Mocking spirits, you play with human’s credulity.
I reject you with all the power of my soul, and I close my ears to your suggestions.
I call upon me the Mercy of God;
Good spirits, I implore you, assist me in this battle.
Give us the strength to resist evil influences;
Shine your light on the snares of evil spirits,
Keep us from pride and arrogance;
Good spirits, do not let jealousy, hatred, malevolence, or any feeling other than love grow in our hearts, for these feelings open the doors to the Spirit of Evil.
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