Is St. Christopher a saint?


#1

I understand that canonization is infallible, but I’m wondering about St. Christopher. He seems rather conveniently named, don’t you think (the name means “Christ bearer”)? Has he ever been infallibly canonized?


#2

St. Christopher was one of the early martyrs about whom not much is known. He may have gotten his name from the story told of his carrying Christ across a river. In other words, he may have been known only by his story and people gave him a name that reflected the story.

Canonizations arose centuries after Christopher’s time. Many of the early saints, including Christopher, were never formally canonized but were acclaimed as saints by Christian communities.


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