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Old Aug 20, '11, 6:19 pm
Vigilant Vigilant is offline
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Default How to bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix?

I have done some searching, but am still not sure I have arrived at the answer. It looks as though, in order to properly bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix, a Priest would need to do a combination of the usual type of blessing for a Crucifix, plus the blessing for the Saint Benedict's Medal. Then sprinkle with Holy Water, of course. Is this all I need, or am I missing something?

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Old Aug 20, '11, 6:39 pm
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Default Re: How to bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix?

There should be a prayer on the plastic Rosary container.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 7:12 pm
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Default Re: How to bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix?

It's not a Rosary, it's a Crucifix, and there was no instructions for a blessing with it.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 7:25 pm
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Default Re: How to bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix?

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I have done some searching, but am still not sure I have arrived at the answer. It looks as though, in order to properly bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix, a Priest would need to do a combination of the usual type of blessing for a Crucifix, plus the blessing for the Saint Benedict's Medal. Then sprinkle with Holy Water, of course. Is this all I need, or am I missing something?

Thanks in advance.
Go to this site: http://www.osb.org/gen/medal.html

Scroll down until you see in red "Approved Blessing of the Medal of St. Benedict".

That gives the blessing the priest can use. Just print it out. That is what I brought to the priest when he blessed several of the jubilee medals for me.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 7:38 pm
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I have that blessing, Dorothy, but thanks very much. I assume, then, that this blessing plus a standard blessing for a Crucifix is sufficient?

Thanks again to all.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 7:58 pm
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The priest should know what to do, those crucifix medals are quite popular.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 7:59 pm
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Default Re: How to bless a Saint Benedict's Crucifix?

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I have that blessing, Dorothy, but thanks very much. I assume, then, that this blessing plus a standard blessing for a Crucifix is sufficient?

Thanks again to all.
I had a few such crucifixes blessed and yes, the crucifix and medal are blessed separately. If you have access to an FSSP priest he will know exactly what to do. I just mention the FSSP beause he would use the older Roman Ritual, which contains a powerful exorcism for the medal. I am not so sure of the current rite.
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Old Aug 20, '11, 8:20 pm
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10-4. Thanks very, very much.
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