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Ep. 44 - The Cross and Medal of Saint Benedict | Fr. Robert Nixon, O.S.B.

The Cross and Medal of Saint Benedict: A Mystical Sign of Divine Power from TAN Books

Happy Feast of St. Benedict coming up on July 11!

I’m excited to have had Fr. Robert Nixon back on the show as a repeat guest! What a wonderful priest and sharp intellect! Enjoy the conversation on St. Benedict!

Summary

In this episode, Father Robert Nixon, O.S.B. discusses the cross and medal of Saint Benedict, its origins, meaning, and power. He explains that the medal is a devotional object that can serve as a reminder of God's plan and a powerful protection against evil. Father Nixon also highlights the importance of understanding the significance of devotional objects and the role of faith in their efficacy. He emphasizes the influence of Saint Benedict and the Benedictine order in spreading Western Christendom and preserving knowledge throughout history.

Takeaways

  • The cross and medal of Saint Benedict is a devotional object that serves as a reminder of God's plan and a powerful protection against evil.

  • Understanding the significance of devotional objects and having faith in their efficacy is important.

  • The Benedictine order played a significant role in spreading Western Christendom and preserving knowledge throughout history.

  • Monasteries were centers of learning and contributed to the preservation of manuscripts and the spread of education.


The spiritual wisdom of Saint Benedict has endured for centuries and quite literally shaped Western culture from its inception. Tenets of the order, like its motto and Saint Benedict’s Rule, are just as influential for lay people as they are for the Benedictine monks and nuns. The cross and medal of St. Benedict is also among the gifts bestowed by the Benedictine Order. For centuries, it has been a conduit for God’s power against malicious spirits.

The history of this cross and medal—how it first came about, how it was used, miracles attributed to its use—was not easily apparent, nor readily accessible. However, this book successfully delineates the history, theology, and potency of the cross and medal of St. Benedict. Drawing from a number of ancient and reliable sources, Fr. Robert Nixon has compiled, translated, and edited a most powerful book on the cross and medal of St. Benedict. With this book, you’ll learn from various saints and holy men as the history of St. Benedict’s cross and medal unfolds. In doing so, you will learn about the life and legend of St. Benedict, the Father of Western Monasticism, who established the most ancient religious order. Sancte Benedicte, ora pro nobis!

Buy the book from TAN Books today!


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