Catholics love their patron saints and for good reason. They are the sworn protectors of their particular demographic and advocate or intercede on their behalf for blessing and grace from god.
However, there are a few saints that are more popular than others for a variety of reasons and they are the most common gold patron saint medals that you will come across. If you are just starting out as a collector of medallions, want to buy one as a gift for someone you love, or are trying to figure out which one you should buy for yourself, here is a list of some of the most popular saints.
By and large, Saint Christopher is like the celebrity of saints. Everyone knows who he is and you would be hard pressed to find a retailer who did not have silver or gold patron saint medals in his image. He is the patron saint of travelers but, interestingly, not a lot is known about him.
There are a number of legends about him though. One has him helping a child across a river. When he put the child on his shoulder, he couldn’t believe how much the kid weighed. Later, he found that child he helped was Jesus who was carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
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