Miracle Worker Patron Saint of Cholera, Plague, epidemics, Swine flu, H1N1 virus dogs, dog lovers, pilgrims, bachelors, surgeons and grave diggers, among others.
Family, the Lord works in powerful ways. What a time for St. Roch to come back into our lives than now, when the world is in the midst of an epidemic, the Swine Flu. St. Roch is the patron saint of plagues and epidemics, among other things. We were first introduced to St. Roch in Assisi, at the Convent of San Damiano. There is a painting of St. Roch and the dog. In Italy, he is called Santo Rocco.