The name Christopher means “Christ-bearer.” This can refer to the saint carrying the Savior across the river, and it may also refer to Saint Christopher bearing Christ within himself (Galatians 2:20). He is revered as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Saint Christopher is the patron saint for those traveling the pathways of life, travelers and motorists. People also pray to him in times of danger, contagious diseases, against lightning and pestilence. The Tridentine Calendar commemorates him on July 25th according to the Roman Martyrology.
St Christopher Chaplet Parts
Beads: Genuine Green Malachite Semiprecious Gemstone, 9 mm ( South Africa)
Medal: 7/8″ x 7/8″ Saint Christopher/ Guardian Angel, Sterling Silver 0.925. Engraved by hand.
Crucifix: 1-1/4″ , Sterling Silver 0.925
Bead Caps: Sterling Silver
Wire: Sterling Silver
Method: Wire-wrapped by hand
Total Length: 12.5″ (32 cm)
Gift box: Included
How to Pray the Chaplet of St Christopher Patron Saint of Travelers
On the Medal Pray
O Saint Christopher, patron of travelers, protect me and all those who accompany me from mishap and accident. Guide me in my travels whether by land, sea or air to my destination with safety. As you carried Jesus upon your shoulders, may I also carry the burdens of life that I face with the same determination and inspiration. And may the beauty of this world that God has created with the joy of His grace always be with me. Amen.
On each set of the three beads:
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with Thee. Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be; World without end. Amen.
On the Crucifix Pray
Father, grant that I may be a bearer of Christ Jesus, Your Son. Allow me to warm the often cold, impersonal scene of modern life with Your burning love. Strengthen me by Your Holy Spirit to carry out my mission of changing the world or some definite part of it for the better.
Despite my lamentable failures, bring home to me that my advantages are Your blessings to be shared with others. Make me more energetic in setting right what I find wrong with the world instead of complaining about it.
Nourish in me a practical desire to build up rather than tear down, to reconcile instead of polarize, to go out on a limb rather than crave security. Never let me forget that it is far better to light one candle than to curse the darkness, and to join my light, on day, with Yours. Amen.