May 9 – Christopher of Lycia; George Preca

Christopher of Lycia (d. ca. 250) was strong, tall (by some accounts about 7.5 feet), and exceedingly handsome. Fearing his good looks would bring him temptation (say, to gaze in mirrors or sit for portraits), he asked God to make him ugly, which He did. Because of this he was called “Reprobus” (“reprobate”), since, as… Continue reading May 9 – Christopher of Lycia; George Preca