Founded by Maria João Sereno (Brigitt)
Saint Roch or Rocco lived c.1348 – 15/16 August 1376/79 (traditionally c.1295 – 16 August 1327) was a Christian saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August; he is specially invoked against the plague. He may also be called Rock in English, and has the dedication of St Rollox in Glasgow, Scotland, said to be a corruption of St Roch’s Loch.
French noble who early developed a sympathy for the poor and sick; reported to have been born with the image of a red cross on his breast. Orphaned at age 20, he gave his fortune to the poor, and became a mendicant pilgrim; may have been a Franciscan tertiary. While on pilgrimage Roch encountered an area afflicted with plague. He stayed to minister to the sick, and affected several miraculous cures, usually by making the sign of the cross over them, but contracted the plague himself. He walked into a forest to die, but was befriended by a dog. The dog fed him with food stolen from his master’s table, and Roch eventually recovered.
St. Roch Empowerment will help you with
Protection and healing of Dogs and those who love them
Love & Compassion
Against diseased cattle
Against knee problems
Against skin diseases
Against skin rashes…