St. Christopher & Our Lady of the Road with Clasp

St. Christopher & Our Lady of the Road with Clasp

30.00

This figural medal depicts St. Christopher carrying with the Infant Jesus on the front and on the reverse: Our Lady of the Road is depicted. The Blessed Virgin is shown hurrying along using a walking stick and carrying the Infant Jesus as her gown and flowing mantle swirl in the breeze. This is a 1 1/8 inch bronze recast of a vintage medal of St. Christopher and Our Lady. The story of St. Christopher: He offered to work at a river and help travelers across. This was dangerous work and there were frequent drownings there. One day, a child approached St. Christopher by the river and asked to be helped across. St. Christopher carried the child up on his shoulders and when he reached the middle of the river, the river rose and the child became extremely heavy. It was only by great exertion that St. Christopher was able to safely deliver the child to the other side. 
When St. Christopher asked the child why he was so heavy, the child explained that He was the Christ and when St. Christopher carried Him, he also carried the weight of the whole world on his shoulders. The child then vanished. St. Christopher is referred to as “Christ Bearer” because he is depicted carrying Christ in most paintings and statues. St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and of children and his feast day is July 25.

  • Medal: St. Christopher and Our Lady of the Road recast from vintage medal; 1 1/8 inch
  • Clasp: Antiqued gold-plated brass
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