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Re: [at-l] patron saint of hikers?

In a message dated 8/27/98 12:03:57 PM EDT, Davis624@aol.com writes:

<< WARNING!!!! religious question follows
 any other catholics out there? is there a patron saint of hikers/backpackers?
 the patrons of travelers are christopher and the archangel raphael but of the
 two i'd think that st christopher is more fitting. does the church recognize
 one? >>

No there is not.  If I was to pick one, I would use Francis of Assisi. Because
he loved nature. Take a look at Catholic Online Patron Saints page.
 <A HREF="http://www.catholic.org/saints/patron.html#top">Patron Saints</A>

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