This crucifix is made in Italy, silver oxidized, and accented with a St Benedict medal and durable red enamel - both front and back. The medal serves as protection against evil and temptation, secures a timely and healthy birth for children as well as protection against body afflictions and contagious diseases. St Benedict is the patron saint of Kidney disease and schoolchildren. This crucifix is also known as the cross of a Happy Death. An inspirational crucifix not only for rosaries but also to wear on a chain around the neck. Silver oxidized with the finest finish in the world, as only the Italians can do. One of our best sellers, a great value and extremely popular!