This medal has been cast in the shape of an antique wax seal. It shows St Christopher carrying the Christ Child on his back across a river.
St Christopher is still recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church; however, his feast day has been removed from the liturgical calendar. This has led some into believing that his sainthood was rescinded.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.
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 he bore the weight of the world on himself. He then baptized Christopher with water from the stream. Christopher’s service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travelers.
St Christopher is the patron saint of:
The Air Force
Material: Sterling silver
Size: approximately 3/4 inches.