St Christopher’s Shield Medal – Patron of Travelers and Lifeguards – Sterling Silver Antique Replica

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This strong medal features an image of St Christopher carrying the Christ child on his back in the center of a shield or badge. The reverse shows the French madonna, Our Lady of Fourviere. The inscription is in French as well and translates as “Our Lady of Fourviere Pray for Us”. It’s perfect for the man or woman who needs a little heavenly protection in their life.

St Christopher was a third century martyr. Legend says that he was a powerfully built man who made his living by ferrying people across a river. One day he carried a small child across the stream; the child?s weight nearly crushed him. When they arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and he was so heavy because his shoulders bore the weight of the world. He then baptized Christopher with water from the stream. Christopher?s service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel, travelers, and lifeguards.

Size: approximately 1 1/4 x 1 inch.
Material: sterling silver

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