Christopher was a 3rd-century Christian; a “carrier” by trade, who transported goods and people safely across a river. Legend has it that one day, a young child asked to be carried. Christopher was overwhelmed by the surprising weight of the child, but pressed on. He was then told that he carried Jesus Christ, who bore the whole weight of the world. Christopher immediately converted and was martyred for his faith. Feast Day: July 25 Patronage: Coast Guard, Drivers, Surfers, Swimmers, Travelers
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