On this feast of Saint Benedict, we here at Serendipity Farmhouse are meditating on the Latin prayer that begins “Crux sacra sit mihi lux!” – May the holy cross be my light! In so many ways it reflects our life as Oblates of St. Benedict. – If the Holy Cross is our light, we will never live in darkness.
Living by the Rule of Saint Benedict
When we founded this blog five years ago, we made our original Dedication to Our Patrons – St. Scholastica & St. Benedict. From time-to-time, we have provided excerpts from the Rule of St. Benedict to show how we apply the Rule in our daily lives at SFH. We provide one example in our post St. Benedict of Nursia – July 11.
A simple prayer for the feast of St. Bendict
You can carry this prayer with you always, if you wear the Medal of St. Benedict. The initial letters for the prayer are on the back of the medal. They are inscribed in the vertical (CSSML) and horizontal (NDSMD) members of the cross.
The full form of the prayer: Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! – May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my guide!
A little background on our Benedictine way of life
The feast of St. Benedict is an important day at SFH. It reminds us of the peace and stability that can be found living according to the Rule of St. Benedict. We have been Oblates since 1980. Since then, we have been associated with the Oblates of Conception Abbey, located in Conception, MO.
We owe special thanks to the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Peace in Rutherfordton, NC. They have supported us so many times with their prayers.
You can learn more about The Medal of Saint Benedict here.