Saint Christopher , (flourished 3rd century; Western feast day July 25; Eastern feast day May 9), legendary martyr of the early church. Venerated as one of the 14 Auxiliary Saints (Holy Helpers), he is the patron saint of travelers and, beginning in the 20th century, of motorists.
Grant me, O Lord, a steady hand and watchful eye, that no one shall be hurt as I pass by. You gave life, I pray no act of mine may take away or mar that gift of Thine. Shelter those, dear Lord, who bear my company from the evils of fire and all calamity.
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.
Saint Anthony of Padua (Sant Antoni de Pàdua) The story goes that Saint Anthony had lost one of his favorite books, a commentary of the psalms, and he prayed to God to get it back.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing. Unlike most saints, Raphael was never a human being who lived on Earth. Instead, he has always been a heavenly angel. He was declared a saint in honor of his work helping humanity.
Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police officers, and military personnel.
Traditionally, St . Christopher is best known as the patron saint of travelers . The Catholic Church stripped him of his feast day, and the Vatican announced there was no proof St . Christopher ever existed beyond legend – and even that was pretty flimsy.
St . Dwynwen is the patron saint of lovers. Her feast day is January 25, Dydd Santes Dwynwen .
Wearing a Saint Christopher charm is a request for his blessings and good luck . People believe that he helps to ward off misfortunes such as accidents, robberies and poor health when you are travelling. It is said to bless travellers who bear it with luck and good fortune to those on their journeys.
” Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him , we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.
St Camillus, as the patron saint of the sick, hospitals, nurses and physicians, is another all rounder.
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|Born||Maria Gemma Umberta Galgani 12 March 1878 Camigliano, Capannori, Italy|
|Died||11 April 1903 (aged 25) Lucca, Italy|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||14 May 1933 by Pope Pius XI|
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