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St. Christopher

St. Christopher[Another installment of “How Do My Family and Friends Compare With Their Patron Saints?” Posting Tues. & Thurs. Will you be next?]

Saint Christopher, like many saints, is a mix of truth and parable–a story meant to teach a lesson. The truth is, he did live in the 3rd century and was extremely tall–reports vary from seven feet to eighteen feet! which is likely where the legend begins. He worked for the King of Canaan because he wanted to work for the greatest king of all.  But when he saw the king cross himself to ward off the devil, he left the palace –seeing that the devil was greater because the king feared him. He found the devil leading a Continue reading St. Christopher