Benedictine Hearts Video, Pocket size
A St. Benedict medal is embedded in the wooden hearts, which represents the union of two species of wood, like a husband and wife coming from two different backgrounds merging into “one”. From their union comes the “ultimate love”, the sacrifice of loving one another and supporting each other in the journey to heaven. And, if our Lord allows the union to raise children together, to bring these souls back to God through a life of prayer for their children.
The heart represents the commitment to love one another, inspite of the trials of life, by putting our Lord’s Heart as the center of family life.
With a Benedictine blessing, an unconditional indulgence is given to those who will “wear, kiss the medal” or “hold” it between the hands and venerate it with faith during the moment of death. The usual condition to gain merit is the person must commend his or her soul to God, go to sacramental confession, and receive the Eucharist or Holy Communion. If for some reason, a person is unable to do this, he or she can call on the “Holy Name of Jesus” and in the heart have a contrition or repentance of sin.
Another possibility of a partial indulgence is given to those who will “wear, kiss, or hold” the medal with faith.
An original design by Oblate Patrick Campbell, our products come with a prayer commitment. The Benedictine Hearts will be touched to the First Class Relic of the True Cross and will receive our community’s prayers for the month it was purchased.
Some of the blessings connected with the St. Benedict medal are the following:
1. Warding off temptation
2. Obtaining the conversion of sinners, especially before death
3. Easing of pain for women during labor
4. Help in preserving purity
5. Granting the grace of a happy death
6. Protection during storms
7. Interceding for curing disease
Disclaimer: Due to being handcrafted and the nature of wood, the shape and size of the hearts are not exactly alike.