Who is the patron saint of traveling/travelers? I have tried looking this up but I keep getting mixed information. Some websites say St. Christopher, while others say St. Anthony or St. Nicholas. I am going to be doing a lot of traveling coming up soon and was wanting to ask the patron saint of travel to pray for me. I have two 15 hour drives and a 36 hour flight coming up within the next month and a half. I am very nervous about all the travel.
If you can give me an answer, I will be so thankful! If not, God bless!
You are correct about St. Christopher being the once upon a time saint of travellers. I believed so too and even carried a medal of this saint in my Key chain.
However, I was told recently by a teacher/priest/professor that a saint has to be a person, who once would have walked this Earth and done deeds…etc. Apparently, there was no such person as Christopher and he was not a real person. Hence, he is no longer the saint of travellers.
I cannot answer your question fully, so if you do find the answer, please post it in this thread, as I too am interested to know.
St Christopher has been taken off the calendar to make way for other saints but he is still a saint and his feast day can still be celebrated which ever day it was (I do not know). He was not a “Canonised” saint - did not have to perform special miracles. In the olden times saints were proclaimed without a process.
All of the above and then some. Fr. John A.Hardon SJ would say a prayer to “Our Lady of the Highway” every time I took him somewhere. And if the trip was long enough we would say the Rosary. God Bless, Memaw
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