Born with a mark of the cross on his chest, St. Roch (also known as Rocco) was known as a healer throughout his life, performing many miraculous acts of ministering to the sick until he eventually fell ill himself. He was expelled from the town and withdrew into the forest, where he would have perished if it weren't for a dog belonging to a nobleman, who supplied him with bread and licked his wounds, healing them. Known as the plague saint, he is considered to be the patron against illness and the protector of dogs.
This medal is recast from an antique brass original of considerable size in your metal of choice - sterling silver, 14k yellow, rose or white gold––simply choose from the dropdown menu during checkout. Can also be engraved with a name or a message (we love the idea of the sterling version engraved with your name and number to be used on a dog collar!), contact us to inquire.
- Patron of: Protection against disease, Dogs
- Pendant measures approximately 45mm across (weighs approx 13g in 14k)
- Chain not included––contact us to source one in the style and length of your choosing.
- Handmade in NYC. Please allow 4-6 weeks production time, or contact us directly if you need an order by a certain date.