Sterling Silver St. Christopher medal with 18″ rhodium plated chain. Medal measures 5/8″ long.
Known as the Patron saint of travelers, a St. Christopher necklace with medal is a traditional Catholic gift item for those who travel.
Tradition states that Christopher was an ugly giant of a man who made a living carrying people across a river. One day a small boy asked for a ride, and Christopher put him on his shoulder and waded into the water. With each step, the child grew heavier, and Christopher struggled in fear of his life. The child then revealed that he was Christ. Christopher means “Christ-bearer.”
He is invoked against sudden death, accidents, plagues, and all mortal danger and his feast day is July 25th.