Oil Dedicated to St Christopher 1 (Patron for Transportation)
St Christopher Patron Transportation until the coming of the railroad in mid-19th century, travel on land difficult and very slow. For the most part travel done on foot, as few able to afford horses or oxen to pull their wagons. In the Mediterranean world there the Roman roads but as the centuries went on, many of these not kept up.
People who traveled usually did so in groups for protection. The distance between the inns on the road was from 20 to 25 miles, and the travelers to reach the safety of the villages before nightfall. If they did not arrive by nightfall, their goods could be stolen by the local bands of thieves. As there no long distant communication, the travelers never knew if the inn they were walking to had enough food. When they arrived they served what available, and went hungry if there was famine in the area. Everyone slept in the same large room in the inn, and any coins or valuables the travelers carried to be kept hidden.St Christopher Medals and Necklaces
Travel by ship little better. There no luxury cabins, the galleys carrying sand or wheat if they sailing north from Egypt, silver or olive oil if they traveling south from Greece and Rome. Travelers stayed on deck. They had to supply their own food and shelter. In rough weather the cooking fires put out and the travelers to eat whatever they carried cold.