Saint Roch Minibook
Title: Saint Roch
Authors: Bob and Penny Lord
Publisher: Journeys of Faith
Format: Printed minibook
Patron of Plagues
Patron Saint of Cholera, Plague, epidemics, dogs, dog lovers, pilgrims, bachelors, surgeons and grave diggers, among others.
Family, the Lord works in powerful ways. What a time for Saint Roch to come back into our lives than now, when the world is in the midst of an epidemic. St. Roch is the patron saint of plagues and epidemics, among other things. We were first introduced to St. Roch in Assisi, at the Convent of San Damiano.
There is a painting of Saint Roch and the dog. In Italy, he is called Santo Rocco. St. Rocco is very important to the Italian people, actually to all Europeans as well.