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Saint Roch was born in 1295 at Montpelier, France into a noble family. At the age of twenty he gave away his considerable fortune to become a pilgrim. He devoted his whole life to the service of those who fell victims to the plague; consequently his intercession is invoked in times of pestilence. St. Roch was himself stricken by the plague and banished. Alone in the forest he was fed every day by a dog bringing him bread.
He is the patron Saint of dogs, and guards against Plague and Pestilence
|Height||22.50 cm||(8.86 inches)|
|Width||11.00 cm||(4.33 inches)|
|Depth||6.80 cm||(2.68 inches)|
Gallery FortyOne, Studio Unit 45 Safestore Business Centre