St Christopher is known as the patron saint of traveler’s because he once acted as a human ferry helping people cross a section of raging water. St Christopher once carried a baby boy now thought to be Jesus. St Christopher could not believe such a small boy could weigh so much. It was as if he had the weight of the world on his shoulders. This beautiful medal depicts St. Christopher carrying baby Jesus on his shoulders across the raging water. The words "Saint Christopher Protect Us" encompasses the front. The medal has raised sections and a ribbed outside design.