St Christopher Magnet and Prayer Card - patron of travellers

SKU: MAG031
$2.00
St Christopher Magnet and Prayer Card - patron of travellors

Durable, flexible magnet on the fridge or elsewhere, are daily reminders of the power of prayer.

Magnet - approx 6cm H
Card - 7.5 x 5 cm


Saint Christopher

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Saint Christopher
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St. Christopher Carrying the Christ Child, by Hieronymus Bosch (c. 1485)
Martyr
Born unknown
Canaan (Western accounts) or Marmarica (Eastern accounts)
Died c. 251
Asia Minor
Honored in Roman Catholicism
Eastern Orthodoxy
Lutheranism
Oriental Orthodoxy
Anglicanism
Feast 25 July (Latin Church) , 9 May (Eastern Churches)[1]
Attributes tree, branch, as a giant or ogre, carrying Jesus, spear, shield, as a dog-headed man
Patronage bachelors, transportation (drivers, sailors, etc.), travelling (especially for long journeys), storms, Brunswick, Saint Christopher's Island (Saint Kitts), Island Rab, Vilnius, epilepsy, gardeners, holy death, toothache

Saint Christopher (Greek: Ἅγιος Χριστόφορος, Ágios Christóforos) is venerated by Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians as a martyr killed in the reign of the 3rd-century Roman Emperor Decius (reigned 249–251) or alternatively under the Roman Emperor Maximinus II Dacian (reigned 308–313). There appears to be confusion due to the similarity in names "Decius" and "Dacian".[2]