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Wear with devotion, a Saint Benedictus wax seal necklace pendant and be reminded to live your life with a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness ... meaningful wax seal jewelry.

- description -
Saint Benedict, with his arms raised and outstretched in prayer, looks upward to a radiant sky as he stands before his alter with a cross, a bible and a skull.
Next to this scene is the legend S’BENEDICTVS meaning the seal of Benedictus.

- symbolism -
The skull is symbolic of mortality and a reminder that death comes to all living things ... the Latin sentiment MEMENTO MORI means remember your death and is meant to inspire you to intentionally think about your own death every day, as a means of appreciating the present and focus on the future.
Saint Benedict of Nursia instructed his monks to “keep death daily before your eyes.”
He is the patron saint of Europe, the founder of western monasticism and the Rule of St. Benedict, a book of common sense living rules with a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness about both spiritual wisdom for how to live a Christian life on earth.

Hand crafted from an antique French double ended wax seal that dates back to the 18th century, shown in the photo but not available for purchase.

- approximate measurement - 7/8" x 3/4" (22mm x 18mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with an old US dime for scale
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout

Impressed with history!