Catholic Saints

Saint of Travel

  • Who is the Saint of Travel?
  • Why is Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Christopher
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel
  • How Saint of Travel is represented in Christian Art
  • Saint of Travel

Who is the Saint of Travel?
Who is the Saint of Travel? The name of the Saint of Travel is Saint Christopher.

What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries? The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Christopher:

  • Saint Christopher
  • The Saint of Travel
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: July 25th
  • Date of Death of Saint Christopher: A.D. c250
  • Cause of Death: Beheaded

Click the following link for a detailed Biography of Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel.

Prayers to Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel for intercession on their behalf.

Prayer to Saint Christopher

Why is Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel?
Why is Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel? Because of his close association with helping travellers.

How Saint of Travel is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel is represented in Christian Art as wading across a swollen stream bearing the infant Christ on his shoulders, and a pilgrim's staff in his hand, in allusion to the incident in his legend.

Feast Day of Saint of Travel
The Feast Day of Saint Christopher the Saint of Travel is July 25th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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