St Christopher Sterling Silver Medal
The Legend of Saint Christopher
July 25th Feast day
Patron Saint of Safe Travel
GOLD OVER STERLING SILVER ST. CHRISTOPHER MEDAL, 18" GOLD PLATED CHAIN, DELUXE GIFT BOX INCLUDED
3/4" DIAMETER Medal
According to the legendary account of his life, Saint Christopher was a noble Canaanite man who converted to Christianity after a near death experience. He was instructed in the Christian faith by a hermit who suggested that, because of Christopher’s size and strength, he should help people across a dangerous raging river that had taken the lives of many. Christopher, eager to serve Christ in any way he could, chose to do as the hermit had suggested and helped many across the dangerous river.
After Christopher had performed this service for some time, a little child asked Christopher to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child: “You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole would could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were.” The child replied: “You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your King, who you are serving by this work.” Then the child vanished.
Today, the image of St. Christopher with the Christ child on his back is one of the most common. As Catholics, we look to St. Christopher to help keep us safe in our travels. Each of these detailed sterling silver medals is a great reminder of God’s love for us and a beautiful tribute to our patron saint of safe travel.
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