St. Roch (August 16)

Aug 16, 2012 by

August 16:

Saint Roch:

Patron Saint of Bachelors, Surgeons,

Tile Makers, Falsely Accused Persons;

against Cholera, Epidemics, Plague, Pestilence,

Knee Problems, Skin Diseases, Contagious Diseases

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Feast Date:

August 16

Patronage:

against choleraagainst diseased cattleagainst epidemicsagainst knee problems

against plague

against skin diseases

against skin rashes
bachelors

diseased cattle

dogs

falsely accused people

invalids

relief from pestilence

surgeons

tile makers

Places:

Diocese of Tagbilaran, Philippines

Drniš, Croatia
Albaredo d’Adige, Italy

Balzola, Italy

Barano, Italy

Carbonara Scrivia, Italy

Casalnoceto, Italy

Castelnuovo Don Bosco, Italy

Castropignano, Italy

Cereseto, Alessandria, Italy

Cernusco Lombardone, Italy

Dusino San Michele, Italy

Labico, Italy

Lillianes, Italy

Orsogna, Italy

Patricia, Italy

Potenza, Italy

Pozzi, Italy

Rocca Priora, Italy
Asturias, Cebu, Philippines

Subic Bay Freeport, Philippines
Constantinople

Istanbul, Turkey

Extract from Saint Rocco: “Legend has it that everywhere he visited, the terrible scourge disappeared before his miraculous power. He visited Mantua, Modena, Parma, and other cities, all with the same results.”

Extract from Saint Roch (Feast Date August 16). Profile. “Untrustworthy sources say he was probably born at Montpelier, France, son of the governor there. He was orphaned when he was twenty. He went on pilgrimage to Romeand devoted himself to caring for the victims of a plague that was ravaging Italy. He became a victim himself at Piacenza but recovered and was reputed to have performed many miracles of healing.”

Extract fromSt. Roch: “He was orphaned when he was twenty. He went on pilgrimage to Rome and devoted himself to caring for the victims of a plague that was ravaging Italy. He became a victim himself at Piacenza but recovered and was reputed to have performed many miracles of healing. On his return to Montpellier, he was imprisoned for five years as a spy in pilgrim’s disguise when his uncle, who was governor, ordered him imprisoned (His uncle failed to recognize him, and Roch failed to identify himself.) Roch died in prison and was only then identified as the former governor’s son by a birthmark in the form of a cross on his chest. He is known as Rocco in Italy and Roque in Spain.” See picture of Saint Roch

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The Missionaries of Mercy and our collaborators have prayed for the intercession of St. Roch (Rocco) on behalf of those affected by the following disasters:

Cholera Epidemic in Kenya (December, 2009) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 21 – January 4, 2010.

Poor Sanitation in East Timor (November, 2009-Ongoing) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 23 – December 6, 2009.

Cholera In Papua New Guinea (October, 2009) (Oceania) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: October 26 – November 8, 2009.

 

 

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