Saint Christopher is the patron saint of all travelers. The name Christopher means Christ bearer in Greek, or one who carries Christ. According to legend, the work of St. Christopher was to help people cross a dangerous river. In that story Christopher is one who literally helps others pass safely through a danger. It is no wonder that he is the patron saint of travelers.of the most famous and treasured stories about St. Christopher is the story of the child he found and then carried across a mighty river.Sterling Silver.