C.S.P.B. Crux Sancti Patris Benedict.
Cross of holy Father Benedict.
C.S.S.M.L. Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux.
Let the Holy Cross be my light.
N.D.S.M.D Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux.
Let not the demon be my guide.
V.R.S. Vade Retro Sataria.
Get thee behind me Satan
N.S.M.V. Non Suade Mihi Vans.
Do not persuade me of evil .
S.M.Q.L. Sunt Mala Quae Libas.
What you present is evil.
I.V.B. Ipse Venena Bibas.
Drink your poison yourself.
The influence of St. Benedict over the powers of darkness was very remarkable, and he is especially venerated as "effugator daemonium". The medal of St. Benedict has been found to be extremely potent against all evil spells. During a trial of witchcraft in 1647 at Nattenberg near the Abbey of Metten in Bavaria, the sorcerers acknowledged that their at attempts against the Monks were foiled by the holy Medal. The possessed of Illfurt (Alsace) 1864-1869 exhibited the utmost dread of St. Benedict's Medal.