St. Roch, Patron of Dogs (statue)

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Patron of Dogs

Saint Roch was born in France in 1295. As a young man he walked as a mendicant pilgrim to Rome, where there was an epidemic of plague. He fearlessly tended the sick in public hospitals, and is said to have effected many miraculous cures by prayer and the sign of the cross and the touch of his hand. Eventually, he too became ill and went into the forest at the edge of the city and prepared for death. While praying, a dog came to him, brought him bread, and healed his wounds by licking them. Both returned to Rome, where they worked to heal others and comfort the dying.

Cast in stone and painted by hand. Includes gift box & story card. Stands or hangs on hook. 6" x 2 ½" x 1 ½" Made in USA.
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Protection for my Dog
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The package arrived in a timely manner, well-packaged and in fine condition. St. Roche is on the wall near our porch door where my little dog, Bandit, goes in and out, and plays frequently. It gives me peace and security to know my dog--just coming out of puppyhood-- is being watched over by this saint.
Elizabeth P.

Love St. Roch and the dog!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 2, 2019  |  By E. W.
Love this statue! Have one of my own and given four as gifts. Don't know how so many of us dog lovers didn't know about St. Roch until recently. Thought St. Francis had them covered, so was happy to learn that our beloved dogs had their own saint, even if they share him with some other categories!
E. W.