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1-1/8 Inch Two Tone Sterling Silver Oval St. Christopher Medal, Patron of Travelers
Item Description: 1-1/8 inch two tone sterling silver oval St. Christopher medal, Patron of Travelers, on 24 inch stainless steel rhodium plated chain. The front of the medal has a gold border and stamped image of St. Christopher with the wording "Saint Christopher Protect Us." The back of the medal is blank and flat, but can be engraved with a message of up to three lines. Includes an elegant deluxe velour jewelry box.
Saint Christopher is one of the most recognized and venerated saints, although not much is known about his life. He is revered as one of the fourteen Holy Helpers (Saints who were invoked during the devastating Black Death period in Europe). Born to a disgraced king and his wife, Saint Christopher left his home and upon doing so, stumbled upon a hermit, who advised him to pledge his allegiance to God. Christopher promised to help those who needed help across a dangerous stream, and one day, he carried a child across the river who revealed himself as Christ. His medals are worn in recognition of him being the Patron Saint of Travelers and long journeys.