What Is the Meaning of the Saint Christopher Medal?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 10:55:19 PM ET

The Saint Christopher medal is worn by members of the Catholic Church as an appeal to Saint Christopher, the patron saint of travelers. By showing their devotion to the saint in this manner, Catholics believe he will bless them and protect them from storms and other hardships they may encounter. Saint Christopher began to be well recognized for his piety starting in the fifth century.