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St. Christopher Prayer Card

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Christopher Prayer Card

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This beautiful laminated St. Christopher holy card has the "Prayer for a Safe Journey" on the back.

O Lord, we humbly ask you to give Your Almighty protection to all travelers.
Accept our fervent and sincere prayers that through Your great power and unfaltering spirit, those who travel may reach their destination safe and sound.

Grant Your divine guidance and infinite wisdom to all who operate automobiles, trains, plans and boats.  Inspire them with due sense of duty and knowledge and help them guide those entrusted in their care to complete their travel safely.

We thank You, Oh Lord, for Your great mercy and unending love to all mankind and for extending Your arm of protection to all travelers.

Amen

 

 

 


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H x W: 
4"  (10.1 cm) x 2 1/2"  (6.35 cm)

   

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

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    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.

Born
    at Canaan as Offero

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



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