Patron Saint of Dogs
Saint Roch (aka St. Rocco) – Patron Saint of Dogs
Prayer to St. Rocco
O Great St. Rocco, deliver us, we beseech thee, from the scourges of God; through thy intercession, preserve our bodies from contagious diseases, and our souls from the contagion of sin.
Obtain for us salubrious air; but, above all, purity of heart.
Assist us to make good use of health, to bear sufferings with patience; and, after thy example, to live in the practice of penance and charity, that we may one day enjoy the happiness which thou has merited by thy virtues.
- Image from Quimper Cathedral in Chapelle de Saint Roch, the Vitrail de Saint Roch.