St. Christopher Novena

Saint Christopher is a Catholic Christian hero of Faith. He is a known martyr. St. Christopher was venerated as one of the 14 Auxiliary Saints (Holy Helpers) by the Church. St. Christopher Novena is especially prayed for ensuring a safe journey.

He is known as the patron saint of travelers, motorists, bachelors, transportation, storms, epilepsy, gardeners, holy death, and toothache.

Reprobus was the real name of St. Christopher and legend says he lived during the reign of the 3rd century Roman emperor Decius between (249–251) or alternatively under the emperor Maximinus Daia between (308–313). 

There is no authentic history depicting the life of St. Christopher’s but there are stories being passed years long to reminisce his life.

Legend says St. Christopher was a giant and wanted to serve the world’s strongest king. Reprobus knew the existence of the Devil who was more powerful than the king and wanted to serve him but was later shocked to see The Devil being scared of the Holy Cross and learned about its fear.

Reprobus went looking for Jesus Christ to serve. In his later years, he assisted travelers in crossing the river. One day he helped a child to cross the river. Reprobus put great effort into crossing the river due to the water uprising and the child’s weight and managed to reach the opposite shore. The child revealed his true identity as Jesus and the weight he had been carrying was the weight of the whole world being saved by the blood of Christ.

In the Eastern tradition, St. Christopher is depicted with a dog’s head which depicts him carrying Christ in his heart until death, like the donkey that carried Christ to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

According to the Golden Legend, St. Christopher’s martyrdom took place in Samos, in Lycia. He was tortured, inflicted with iron rods and burning metal, shot with arrows, and later decapacitated.

Significance of St. Christopher Novena

St. Christopher’s feast was celebrated on July 25 as per Latin Church, July 24 as per German Diocese, May 9 as per Eastern Church.

He is not officially recognized by the Church, there was no beatification or canonization being done. St. Christopher Novena is prayed for Christopher’s intercession even today for children and travelers.

St. Christopher is known for his holiness among Christians and is believed to be a cause of many conversions to the faith. St. Christopher’s necklace is used as a symbol of safe travel and protection for travelers and is being worn by mariners for protection and safe passage at sea.

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St. Christopher Novena

St. Christopher Novena
St. Christopher Novena

St. Christopher Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Christopher Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Christopher Novena – Day 6

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Christopher Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Preparatory Prayer

Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Your Divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before You and invoke with filial trust Your supreme generosity and mercy. Illuminate the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Your Heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Your Divine Love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honor I make this novena, and following their example imitate, as they did, the life of Your Divine Son.

Moreover, I beseech You to graciously grant me, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through them I humbly place before You, devoutly saying, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it is to Your greater glory and the salvation of my soul.

Amen.

Prayer to St. Christopher

O God, Who did make St. Christopher a true Christ-bearer, who converted multitudes to the Christian faith, and Who gave him the grace to suffer for Your sake the most cruel torments, through the intercession of this Saint, we implore You to protect us from sin, the only real evil. Preserve us also against the harmful forces of nature, such as earthquake, lightning, fire, and flood.

Amen.


Invocation to St. Christopher

Great St. Christopher, seeking and mightiest master which you found in Jesus Christ, the Almighty God of Heaven and earth. Faithfully serving Him with all your power to the end of Your life, gaining for Him countless souls and finally shedding your blood for Him, obtain for me the grace to bear Christ always in my heart, as you once did, bearing Him on your shoulder. So that by this I may be strengthened to overcome victoriously all temptations and resist all enticements of the world, the devil, and the flesh, and that the powers of darkness may not prevail against me.

Amen.


Daily Prayer

My Lord and my God! I offer up to You my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Your Son, together with the merits of His Immaculate and Blessed Mother, Mary ever Virgin, and of all the Saints, particularly with those of the Holy Helper, St. Christopher, in whose honor I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Your Grace and Your Love, and graciously hear my prayer.

Amen.

Recite once
Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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