St. Christopher

St. Christopher was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages, and devotion to him continues to this day. He is said to have lived at about 250 AD. In the Greek Church he is honored as one martyred in Lycia during the persecution of Christianity by Decius. There are many legends of him in the Latin Church. The chief one is that he became a ferryman who helped people across a turbulent river. He did this as a charitable work for Christ. One night he was hailed by a child, and as he carried the little boy across the stream, he learned he was carrying the Christ Child. St. Christopher is a patron of travelers, fruit dealers and archers.

 

 

 

 

Gregg Probach shares his take on the story of St. Christopher



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