Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Feast Day 25 July.
Saint Christopher carrying The Christ Child.
Artist: Hieronymus Bosch.
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen,
This File: 22 January 2007.
Saint Christoper was a native of Chanaan. His name ("Who bears Christ") expresses his love of Jesus. A generous Soul, he walked like a giant in The Way of Virtue.
The Piety of our Fathers, inspired by this grand allegory, caused them to place a colossal statue of Saint Christopher at the entrance to Cathedrals. He was Martyred towards 250 A.D.
He is one of "The Fourteen Auxiliary Saints".
Mass: In virtúte.