Patron of Motorists
St. Christopher is one of the most popular Saints of the East and West. There are many legends concerning this Saint, often confused and contradictory. One of the most popular legends holds that St. Christopher was a giant who helped people across a raging stream. It is believed that he carried the Christ Child across this same stream. Hence, his name Christopher, Christ-bearer. He is the Patron of motorists, and is invoked against storms, plagues, etc. he died a Martyr during the reign of Decius in the 3rd century and is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers invoked for emergencies or afflictions.
PRAYER: Almighty and ever-living God, graciously our out Your Spirit upon us. Let our hearts be filled with that true love which enabled Your holy Martyr Christopher to overcome all bodily torments. Amen.