According to the legendary account of his life, St. Christopher was a noble Cannanite man who converted to Christianity after a near-death experience. He was instructed in the Christian faith by a hermit who suggested that, because of Christopher's size and strength, he should help people across a dangerous raging river that had taken the lives of many. Christopher, eager to serve Christ in any way he could, chose to do as the hermit had suggested and helped many across the dangerous river.
After Christopher had performed this service for some time, a little child asked Christopher to take him across the river. During the crossing, the river became swollen and the child seemed as heavy as lead, so much that Christopher could scarcely carry him and found himself in great difficulty. When he finally reached the other side, he said to the child, "You have put me in the greatest danger. I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were." The child replied, "You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. I am Christ your King, whom you are serving by this work." The child then vanished.
In the small charming city of Loreto, many Catholic medals of distinction are handcrafted using an ancient Roman custom of forming metal and hand finishing it in the Loreto custom of silver oxidization. We invite you to experience these rich, hand-crafted metal treasures from Creed® with rhodium-plated chains, beautifully gift boxed.