Patron of Travelers
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
Christopher was born under the name of Offero in the third century in Canaan. He grew to be a man of great size and strength and wanted to serve only the leaders that were the strongest and bravest. He wandered the world searching for those he could deem worthy of his services. He was unsuccessful until he met a hermit who lived by a dangerous stream. The hermit served many people by guiding them to places where they could safely cross the stream. The hermit was a Christian and he shared his faith with Offero. In time, Offero pledged his allegiance to God and took the hermit’s place helping travellers across the river. Unlike the hermit, Offero did no guide them to the places where it was safest to cross, but rather he used his size and strength to carry each traveller across the stream. It is said that one day, he carried a small child across, and as they made their way, the weight of the child became heavier and heavier to the point where the powerful Offero found the burden almost unbearable. When they arrived on the other side, the child told Offero that he was Christ and that the weight that Offero shouldered was the weight of the world upon Christ’s shoulders. Offero was then baptized by Jesus with the water of the stream and given the name Christopher that means “Christ-bearer”. St Christopher is the patron of travellers, drivers, sailors, and transportation workers.
The Motorist’s Prayer
Grand me O Lord a steady hand a watchful eye that no one shall be hurt as I pass by. Thou gravest life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear me company, from the evils of fire and all calamity. Teach me to use my car for others’ need; nor miss through love of undue speed the beauty of the world; that thus I may with joy and courtesy go on my way. St Christopher, holy patron of travellers, protect me and lead me safely to my destiny.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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