Feast Day Fun: St Christopher

 

St ChristopherAlthough sometimes relegated to legend, St Christopher remains the patron saint of travelers.  Legends recall St Christopher helping people (including the Christ Child) cross a raging stream.  The name Christopher means “Christ-Bearer”.

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).

Treasure Chest and Saint Scripts Kits

1 Make a habit of saying a special prayer in the car before you begin driving (especially on long driving trips).  Conclude the prayer with a special request for St. Christopher’s protection.

St Christopher

Pray for us!

Transfiguration Cathedral

Photo by Grandpa / Sig Kusatz

2 There is a beautiful Slovak Catholic Cathedral about 15 minutes away from our house. It can be seen from the highway we inevitably take on most of our longer trips. Bill has made a habit of saying a prayer with the family every time we pass the Cathedral. It’s a great reminder to pray.

This practice calls to mind the habit of blessing ourselves when we pass a Catholic Church.  What a great habit to instill in our kids!

Did your parents teach you to do this? Do you do this with your kids?

3Do you have a St Christopher Visor Clip in your car?  It’s a great reminder to pray…

 

 

It’s time for us to get a new one because our St Christopher medal has lost its’ grip on our visor and periodically falls on my head.  Great reminder to pray…but I don’t want to lose St Christopher in our van.

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Saints linkup button 2014

 

Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Don’t forget to add it at the Celebrate the Saints Link-Up…or pick up an idea or two for your family to enjoy!

 

 

Treasure Chest and Saint Scripts Kits

This is the another edition of Feast Day Fun…offering excerpts from

A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

and Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO).

Comments

  1. Great reminder as we leave for vacation tomorrow morning! One of boys is named Blaise Christopher, so he will especially love to learn more about St. Christopher. God bless.

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