On a pedestal to the right of St. Benedict is the poisoned cup, shattered when he made the sign of the cross over it. Surrounding the figure of Saint Benedict are the words Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! C.S.S.M.L., meaning Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux (May the holy Cross be for me a light) N.D.S.M.D., meaning Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux (Let not the dragon be my guide). ("May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death"), since he was always regarded by the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death. On a pedestal to the left is a raven about to carry away a loaf of poisoned bread that a jealous enemy had sent to St. Benedict. Peace Above the cross is the word pax (peace), that has been a … The 4 circles containing the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti ("The Cross of our Holy Father Benedict"). On the one side of the image is a cup, on the other a raven, and above the cup and the raven are inscribed the words: “Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti” (Cross of the Holy Father Benedict). (May we be strengthened by … Crux sancti patris Benedicti – written above the raven and the cup, this means ‘the Cross of our Holy Father Benedict. In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict). In the angles of the cross, the letters C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The cross of our holy father Benedict). They stand for the words: Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti – ” The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict.” On the vertical bar of the cross itself are found the letters: C.S.S.M.L., and on the horizontal bar of the cross: N.D.S.M.D. One side of the medal bears an image of St. Benedict, holding a cross in the right hand and the Holy Rule in the left. In the angles of the cross are found these four letters: C.S.P.B. Above the cup and the raven are the Latin words: Crux s. patris Benedicti (The Cross of our holy father Benedict).On the margin of the medal, encircling the figure of Benedict, are the Latin words: Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! Surrounding the figure of Saint Benedict are the words Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! On the perpendicular line of the Cross itself are these letters: C S S M L they stand for these words : CRUX SANCTA SIT MIHI LUX; in English: May the Holy Cross be my Light. Above the cup and the raven are the Latin words: Crux S-Patris Benedicti. They mean ‘May we be strengthened by his presence at the hour of our death’. Above the cup are the words Crux sancti patris Benedicti ("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict"). Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict) The vertical beam of the Cross has five letters: C.S.S.M.L., meaning: Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux (May the holy Cross be for me a light) The horizontal beam of the Cross also has five letters: N.D.S.M.D., meaning: Non Draco Sit Mihi Dux (Let not the dragon be my guide) Above the cup are the words Crux sancti patris Benedicti ("The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict"). Sunt … Circling around the medal are the letters V R S N S M V - S M Q L I V B, the initials of the words Vade retro Satana! V.R.S.N.S.M.V., meaning Vade retro Satana; nunquam suade mihi vana (Begone Satan! that is: Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti; in English: The Cross of Holy Father Benedict. They signify: Peace Above the cross is the word pax (peace), that has been a … May the dragon never be my overlord!” The letters, “C S P B” means, “The Cross of our Holy Father Benedict”. The letters stand for, “Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti” Meaning: The medal on Villalba’s arm is the backside of the Medal of Saint Benedict. – these words are written around the image of St. benedict. These words explain the nature of the Medal. The letters and the writing mean, “May the holy cross be my light! ("May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death"), since he was always regarded by the Benedictines as the patron of a happy death. Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! Nunquam suade mihi vana! C. S. P. B. C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (The Cross of the Holy Father Benedict).