V. Our help is in the X name of the Lord.

R. Who made heaven and earth.

V. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us.

Exorcism of the Medals

I purge you medals of evil by God X the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and of the sea and of all that they contain.

Of every power of the adversary, every cohort of the devil, every attack and appearance of Satan — get thee out of these medals and fly afar! And may they become for all who will use them a help for body and soul, in the name of the Father X Almighty, in the name of Jesus X Christ, His Son, our Lord, in the name of the Holy X Spirit, the Paraclete, and in the love of the self-same Lord Jesus Christ, Who shall come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.

R. Amen.

[Ad libitum from *Our Father… to And with your spirit.

Our Father…

V. And do not let us fall into temptation.

R. But deliver us from evil.

V. Preserve thy servants.

R. Who trust in thee, my God.

V. Be unto us, O Lord, a tower of strength.

R. In the face of the enemy.

V. The Lord will grant strength to His people.

R. The Lord will bless His people with peace.

V. Send us, Lord, aid from on high.

R. And from Sion watch over us.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.

R. And let my cry come unto thee.

V. The Lord be with you.

R. And with your spirit]

Blessing of the Medals

Let us pray.

Almighty God, lavish Dispenser of every good, we Thy suppliants pray that, by the intercession of St. Benedict, Thou wouldst pour out thy blessing X on these sacred medals inscribed with letters and symbols appointed by Thee. Let all who will wear them with minds intent on good works deserve to obtain health of body and spirit, the grace of making progress in holiness, as well as the indulgences which have been granted. And may they escape by thy merciful help every onslaught and fraud of the devil, and finally stand before thee sinless and holy. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


Let us pray.

O Lord Jesus Christ, Thou didst will, in order to redeem the entire world, to be born of a Virgin and to submit to circumcision; to be repudiated by the Jews and betrayed with a kiss by Judas; to be bound in chains, crowned with thorns, thy hands and feet pierced with nails, to be crucified between robbers, Thy side pierced with a lance, and to die at last on the Cross! Through this, Thy sacred Passion, I humbly appeal to Thee to drive afar all snares and deceits of the devil from them who devoutly call upon Thy holy name, using these words and symbols appointed by Thee, and may it please Thee to escort them unto the port of salvation. Who livest and reignest throughout all eternity.

R. Amen.

May the blessing of almighty God, Father, Son, X and Holy Spirit come upon these medals and all who wear them, and remain for all time.

R. Amen.

The priest sprinkles the medals with holy water.

If the medals are inscribed in a crucifix, the crucifix is blessed as well according to the prayer blessing for crucifix.

Blessing of the Crucifix

Holy Lord, almighty Father, eternal God, bless X this cross that it be a saving help to mankind. Let it be a bulwark of faith, an encouragement to good works, the redemption of souls; and may it be consolation, protection, and a shield against the cruel darts of the enemy. Through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.


Let us pray.

Bless, X O Lord Jesus Christ, this cross by which thou hast snatch the world from Satan’s grasp and upon which thou hast overcome by thy suffering him, who is the prompter of sin, who rejoiced in Adam’s deception at the accursed tree of Paradise. (Here it is sprinkled with holy water). May this symbol of salvation be sanctified in the name of the Father, X and of the Son, X and of the Holy X Spirit, and may all who kneel and pray before this cross for our Lord’s honor receive health of body and soul. Through the selfsame Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.