Size: 5/8 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This handsome medal features St Roch with his eyes lifted in prayer. The inscription around the edge is in French and translates as “St Roch Pray For Us”.
As a young French nobleman, St Roch gave away his fortune and became a religious pilgrim. He cared for the sick, especially victims of the plague. When he caught the plague himself, he went into the forest to die alone where he wouldn’t infect anyone else. A dog followed him and began to bring St Roch food from his master’s table. Thanks to the dog’s help, St Roch survived the plague. When he returned to Montpelier, France, he was arrested as a spy and spent 5 years in prison where legend says he was cared for by an angel until his death.
This medal is made of sterling silver and will come with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, so it’s ready to give as a present to someone else or yourself.
St Roch is the patron of:
Falsely accused people