Religion: Car-Blessing Day

July 25 is the feast of St. Christopher, patron of travelers, whose popularity steadily increases among U. S. Catholics. To dozens of churches motor cars, taxicabs and trucks proceeded last week for sprinkling and blessing. Into the churches passed drivers to invoke burly St. Christopher's help with prayer: "O God, who didst provide for the children of Israel to pass dry of foot through the midst of the waters, and didst open for the three Magi a road to Thee by means of a Star, grant unto us, we beseech Thee, a...

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