Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, is often depicted as a giant man, with a child on his shoulder and a staff in his hand.
According to legend, one day, St. Christopher helped a child cross a river by carrying him on his back, but with each step, his burden became so heavy that he almost drowned. Once arrived on the river shore, the child revealed to St. Christopher that he was Jesus Christ: thus Christopher was carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders. Travellers about the start their journey often say prayers to him for safety.
“Grant me O Lord a steady hand and watchful eye.
That no one shall be hurt as I pass by.
You gave life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Yours.
Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my 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 the world; that I may
With joy and courtesy go on my way.
St. Christopher, holy patron saint of travelers, Protect me.
And lead me safely to my destiny.
Discover the many communities dedicated to praying to the saints on Hozana: Pray to St. Joseph, say a novena to St. Jude, or a novena to St. Rita, the patron saints of the impossible. Discover the Spirituality of St. Ignatius, of St. Padre Pio and St. Therese of Lisieux.