I remember during my high school years in Los Angeles how the surfer girls would wear St. Christopher medals. Now... at that time its popularity was among the surf shops. But I thought it was pretty cool how a man THAT on fire for the faith nearly 1300 years ago could still hold relevance to people who weren’t even Catholic. Regardless, if people really knew the story behind the St. Christopher’s medal I don’t doubt that he probably was watching over all those surfers and California cool kids who were wearing one!
While I never owned that cool St. Christopher medal myself in high school, it was a piece of jewelry that REALLY stuck in my head.
And then (applause please) I discovered this amazing Catholic jeweler…
Telos Art is a gorgeous, Catholic jewelry brand. Rather than “just” selling cool, trendy pieces, Telos jewelry has a story behind each piece and a definitive point of view. The pieces represent a collection of gorgeous modern, resin rings, and vintage medals... enameled by French nuns! Cool, right?!?!?!
It’s really tough to decide which (or how many) pieces from this spiritually uplifting and creative shop you’ll want to pick, but when Isaw the vintage St. Christopher medal… it was DESTINY. My high school California dreamin’ was fulfilled, LOL!
Knowing that each delicate piece has been lovingly crafted by these nuns is certainly a great story, but I also think it’s worth noting WHO St. Christopher was. He is an amazing man and this video explains his life quite well.
One part in particular I think is worth discussing and could be relevant for many of us. About how each of us can serve God through our own way.
In the early days of St. Christopher’s growing faith he only saw the super pious monks who would pray all day (beautiful of them to do so!). But St. Christopher was a big, active, strong man… and decided he would use the way God had made him to best glorify God and to evangelize.
He saw how travelers risked drowning to cross a river, and thought he could carry them to safety as a means of evangelization. He knew that he could use what God had given him -- strength, size and compassion --for the glory of His Kingdom.
Sometimes what’s most practical is how God is calling us to live. Cool, right?!
So now St. Christopher is known as the patron Saint of travelers. I will definitely be wearing him around my neck this summer while Brice and I travel through Amsterdam and back to France (catch our journey of some gorgeous European churches on my Instagram!).
Below are more of Telos Art Shop’s artful and reverent pieces - enjoy!
Enjoy your time browsing the complete catalog of Telos Art Shop’s fine jewelry (Also perfect for birthdays and sacrament gifts).
Question: Which Saint do YOU enjoy wearing for protection?