St. Benedict Earrings
St. Benedict Earrings

St. Benedict Earrings

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Faceted blue crystals in a teardrop shape dangle beneath a St. Benedicts medal.

Solid bronze medal depicts the St. Benedict medal, which is a sign of protection.

On the front of the medal is Saint Benedict holding a cross in his right hand, the Christian symbol of salvation.  To Benedict's right, below the cross, is a poisoned cup, a reference to the legend that hostile monks attempted to poison him, and the cup containing poisoned wine shattered when the saint made the sign of the cross over it. To his left, below the rule, the raven that carried off a loaf of poisoned bread. From this is derived the tradition that the medal protects against poisoning.