Saint Christopher was a large man from Palestine. Christopher worked for a while helping travelers ford a raging river, sort of like a human ferry. One day a small child asked for this service. Perched on Christopher's shoulder, the child grew heavier and heavier as they crossed the stream. Reaching the other shore, Christopher asked him "Who are you, that you placed me in such peril. It seems I was carrying the whole world on my shoulders." The child replied "You not only carried the world, but Him who made it. I am Jesus Christ the King".
The St. Christopher medal is one of the most popular saint medals worn. Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travelers, sailors, porters, athletes and motorists. Saint Christopher's feast day: July 25.