Hand carved in Maple wood and hand painted by professional artists. Made in Italy. St Rochus Figurine is available in various sizes, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com for more information.
Feastday: August 16th
Symbols and Imagery: With a child taking care of his wounds.
Patron Saint of the poor and sick.
St. Rochus was a French Noble who had sympathy for the poor and sick. He was born with an image of a red cross on his breast. He was orphaned at the age 20, he gave his fortune to the poor and became a mendicant pilgrim. He took care of people who were infected with the plague. He took care of these people, but eventually contracted the Plague himself. He walked into a forest to die, but was befriended by a dog. The dog brought him stolen food and he eventually recovered. He was then cared for by an angel until his death.