Who was Saint Christopher?

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St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may have never existed. There is little information about him that is reliable. Tradition tells us that he was martyred for his faith about the year 251. There was no official canonization process in place at the time. Since he was a martyr he would have been declared a saint by popular acclamation soon after his death.
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How did Saint Christopher become a saint?

St. Christopher is one of the legendary saints who may have neverexisted. There is little information about him that is reliable.Tradition tells us that he was martyred for hi

What did Saint Christopher do?

Saint Christopher was a large man from Palestine who helped travelers cross a raging river like a human ferry. One day a small child asked to be carried across the river. The

Why is Saint Christopher the patron saint of traveling?

As the story goes, the extremely robust Christopher devoted his life to carrying people across an otherwise unfordable stream. One day a little child appeared before him and a

Why has Saint Christopher been de-sainted?

He was not de-sainted. He is still considered a saint, but since no historical data can be verified of his existence, his Feast Day was removed from the Roman Catholic calenda

Why was Christopher Columbus proclaimed a saint?

Christoper Columbus is not a saint. St. Christopher,by legend, carried a child across a river. The child later revealedhimself as Christ. In that way, St. Christopher beca

Why is Saint Christopher recognized as a saint?

Actually, St. Christopher is one of those legendary saints who may or may not have really existed. There is so little information known about him. Several decades ago he was r

Why is Saint Christopher the patron saint of travelers?

St. Christopher is one of a number of legendary saints that may or may not have existed. He is no longer on the official Calendar of Saints of the Roman Catholic Church. Howev
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What are a few legends about Saint Christopher?

Actually, the entire life of Christopher is a legend, including his name. He was removed from the official Church Calendar of Saints several decades back because so little was
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What is the miracle attributed to Saint Christopher?

Christopher is a legendary figure who may have never existed. Little is known about him. For this reason he was removed from the official Calendar of Saints several decades ba
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Where is Saint Christopher buried?

We do not know where Christopher may have been buried. Some say his remains may have been taken to Alexandria. Others say that there never were any remains as Christopher was