Blessing of Medals of St. Benedict

St Benedict Medal - front and back

NOTE: Red Latin Cross denotes that the Sign of the Cross is to be made: "In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen," between the prayer, as indicated.

BEGIN...

The exorcist who is to bless the medals of St. Benedict begins:

Exorcist: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
All: Who made heaven and earth.

Exorcist: I cast out the demon from you, creature medals, by God the Father almighty, who made the heavens and the earth and the seas and all that they contain. May all power of the adversary, all assaults and pretensions of Satan, be repulsed and driven afar from these medals, so that they may be for all who will use them a help in mind and body; in the name of the Father Red Latin Cross almighty, of Jesus Red Latin Cross Christ, His Son, our Lord, of the Holy Red Latin Cross Spirit, the Advocate, and in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Our Father (the rest inaudibly...

who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,

...until:)

Exorcist: And lead us not into temptation.
All: But deliver us from evil.

Exorcist: Save your servants.
All: Who trust in you, my God.

Exorcist: Let us find in you, Lord, a fortified tower.
All: In the face of the enemy.

Exorcist: The Lord will give strength to His people.
All: The Lord will bless His people with His peace.

Exorcist: Lord, send us aid from your holy place.
All: And watch over us from Sion.

Exorcist: Lord, heed my prayer.
All: And let my cry be heard by you.

Exorcist: The Lord be with you.
All: May He also be with you.

Exorcist: Let us pray...
Almighty God, lavish dispenser of every good, we humbly ask that by the prayers of St. Benedict you pour out your blessing Red Latin Cross on these sacred medals, impressed with letters and signs ascribed to you. Let all who will wear them with hearts intent on good works deserve to obtain health of mind and body, your holy grace, and the indulgences that have been granted to us. And may they escape by your merciful help all attacks and wiles of the devil, and finally appear in your presence sinless and holy; through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: Let us pray...
Lord Jesus Christ, who willed in redeeming the whole world to be born of a Virgin, to be circumcised, rejected by the Jews, betrayed with a kiss by Judas, bound in chains, crowned with thorns, pierced with nails, crucified between robbers, wounded with a lance, and to die at last on the cross; I humbly ask, by this your sacred passion, that you expel all attacks and wiles of the devil from the person who devoutly calls on your holy name, using these words and signs ascribed to you. May it please you to lead him (her) to the harbor of everlasting salvation, you who live and reign forever and ever.

All: Amen.

Exorcist: May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, Red Latin Cross and Holy Spirit, come upon you and remain with you forever.

All: Amen.

The Blessed Medals are then sprinkled with Holy Water.