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Christopher Pewter Medal with Prayer Card

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Catalog Code: PC7022-194E

Christopher Pewter Medal with Prayer Card

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St. Christopher Pewter Medal on a 24in. heavy curb chain with a Motorist Prayer to St. Christopher Prayer Card.

Motorist's Prayer

Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and a watchful eye.
That no man shall be hurt when I pass by.
You gave life, I and 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 Thy world; that thus I may
with joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron of traveler, protect
me and lead me safely to my destiny.


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St. Christopher

St. Christopher Feast Day:
Eastern Calendar - 03/09
Roman Rite Calendar - 07/25
Tridentine Calendar - 07/25

Patron Of: Travelers, Archers, Bookbinders, Lightning, Storms, Sudden Death, Mariners, Sailors, Automobiles, Bachelors, Bus Drivers, Hazards While Traveling, Motorists, Porters, Travel, Truck Drivers, Gardeners, Epilepsy, Toothache, Boatmen, Floods, Against Lightning

    Third century martyr in the persecutions of Decius. Little else is known for sure.

    His fame derives from the pious legend of him being a "Christ-bearer" (= Christopher). He was a powerfully built man who wandered the world in search of novelty and adventure. He came upon a hermit who lived beside a dangerous stream and served others by guiding them to safe places to cross. He gave Offero instruction in the truth of God. Offero took the hermit's place, but instead of guiding travelers, he carried them safely across the stream.

    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 Offero with water from the stream. Christopher's service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travelers, people who carry things, etc. One of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

    at Canaan as Offero

    martyred c.251 Third century martyr in the persecutions of Decius. Little else is known for sure.

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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