Saint Roch

Saint Roch is believed to have special protective powers against the plague.

Born in Montpellier in 1295, he travelled to Italy to help cure plague victims. He became infected himself but was miraculously cured by an angel.

Ortolano, 'Saints Sebastian, Roch and Demetrius', about 1520
Ortolano, Saints Sebastian, Roch and Demetrius, about 1520 

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Saint Roch
Saint Roch
Paolo Morando
 
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