Antique Holy Card: St. Roch Or Rocco Holy Card, Die-cut, Pre-1918 For Sale
Prayers in English on the back.
St. Roch or Rocco (1295-1327)
While on a pilgrimage in Italy, Roch came upon a town afflicted with plague. He volunteered to nurse the sick. When he contracted the disease himself, Roch went deep into the woods where he would not infect anyone else. Every day a dog brought Roch a loaf of bread until he recovered from the plague. St. Roch or Rocco is the patron saint of dogs and is invoked against epidemics. Feast day: August 16.
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