Religion: Vehicles Blessed

In Paris last week the priest of the Chapel of St. Christophe, went out on the chapel porch and blessed the array of private motor cars, taxicabs, trucks, motor cycles, bicycles, wagons, drays, trundle-carts waiting there. It was the day of St. Christophe, whose relics are in the chapel. According to legend St. Christophe carried Jesus on his shoulders and has been designated patron saint of travelers and vehicles.


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