McVan Blog

What is the Meaning of the Saint Christopher Medal?

Posted by Maureen Pinney on July 16, 2018 at 5:02 PM

Saint Christopher Medals

The Catholic Church honors medals as a form of religious protection. These medals often represent one of our many beloved saints, one of which is of Saint Christopher. The Saint Christopher Medal is one of the most popular around the world because of his significance in the Catholic faith.

The Saint Christopher medal is believed to protect the wearer on his or her travels. For this reason, many people wear Saint Christopher pendants around their necks, on their wrists, and some even hang the medals in their cars!

Who is Saint Christopher?

While some scholars debate his true existence, we can agree that the legend of Saint Christopher represents something truly amazing. To this day, he is revered as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers.

Saint Christopher, originally known as Offerus or Reprobuswas born to a heathen king and his wife. Reprobus grew to become a strong, seven-foot tall man who vowed to serve only the most powerful. Reprobus eventually discovered that the king was not as brave as he claimed, and therefore set out to discover his own true calling.

He stumbled upon a hermit, who advised him in the ways of Christ and baptized him. Reprobus changed his name to Christopher and pledged his allegiance to God. To best serve Him, Christopher promised to carry those who needed help across a dangerous stream. One day he carried a child across the river who, upon reaching the other side, revealed himself as Christ.

As proof that Christopher had just carried Christ, the child ordered Christopher to drive his staff into the ground. Upon returning the next day, Christopher's staff had grown into a tree full of fruit. While this incidence appealed to many people, it angered the king. Christopher was imprisoned and eventually beheaded. A martyr for his kind and honest efforts.

Saint Christopher carrying Christ child

What does Saint Christopher protect you from?

Though many people wear Saint Christopher medals in their daily life, others don them for long journeys because Saint Christopher is known as the patron saint of travelers. Not only do people wear Saint Christopher medals, statues are also placed in front of homes, churches, and bridges. Those who wear his medal are paying respect and hoping for his blessing on their travels.

In addition to being the patron saint of travelers, Saint Christopher is believed to protect people from epilepsy, lightning, storms, pestilence, and floods. Many soldiers also pay tribute to Saint Christopher by wearing his medal or carrying a prayer card with them. As one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers, this medal carries the promise of health and well-being.

McVan Wholesale Saint Christopher Medals

Saint Christopher medals are an absolute necessity for your religious retail store. The medals bring comfort and confidence to countless Catholics around the world. With Saint Christopher hanging around their necks or in their cars, people feel protected from numerous dangers.

These medals are a clear choice for those who seek a Catholic pendant to serve as a daily reminder of the beauty and importance of having strong faith. Since the Saint Christopher medal is among the top 4 most popular medals, your store may have a hard time keeping up with customer demand!

Four Reasons to Stock Your Store With Saint Christopher Medals

1. The value of sterling silver. Sterling silver is a less expensive option than other costly materials. Those looking for daily protection from a revered saint can get a medal for a reasonable price, and with proper maintenance, keep it looking great for years.

2. More than 35 available styles. To ensure that everyone can find the perfect pendant, McVan offers more than 35 styles of Saint Christopher medals. There are a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes. Your customers can have the protection of Saint Christopher in a style that suits them.

3. Great gifts. Saint Christopher medals make fantastic gifts, not only to travelers but also for anyone starting a new chapter in their lives. For example newborns, children taking ownership of their religious beliefs during their first communion, and young couples who promised to love one another forever.

4. Lifetime warranty. We have confidence and faith in the quality of our products, offering a lifetime warranty. Ask for details!

McVan Saint Christopher Medals

Topics: retail stores, jewelry supplier, Medals

Join Our Blog
Receive religious retail best practices, news and tips!

E-book- Download Now!

dcfd027d-3eca-425f-8b30-18e87dd6d8b6

Latest Posts

Follow Me