Our St. Christopher Medals are available in 13 different colors and 4 different sizes. They are a popular favorite for all ages and are given as gifts and worn to protect you when traveling. Unlike traditional St. Christopher medals that come in silver and gold, our array of colors allows you to choose your favorite, or simply as a matching accessory. St. Christopher medals are also commonly hung in your car to protect you while driving.
The story of St. Christopher's (Also known as Kester, Kitts, Offero) fame derives from the pious legend of him being a "Christ-bearer" (= Christopher). He was a powerfully built man who wandered the world in search of adventure. He came upon a hermit who lived beside a dangerous stream and served others by guiding them to safe places to cross. The hermit gave Offero instruction in the truth of God and Offero took the hermit's place, but instead of guiding travelers, he carried them safely across. One day he carried a small child across the stream, and the child's weight nearly crushed him. When they arrived on the other side, the child revealed himself as Christ, and he was so heavy because he bore the weight of the world on himself. He then baptized Offero with water from the stream. Christopher’s service at the stream led to his patronage of things related to travel and travelers.