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St Roch is a catholic saint with incredible power in defeating plagues, he is the patron saint of dogs and those suffering from ill health or ailments. These prayer to St Roch will be sure to offer protection against plagues and ill health, and protect your dog so your dog may protect you.

Upon his pilgrimage to Europe St Roch was saddened by how many were being struck down by the black plague, he then put himself at great risk by visiting those were ill and performing healing prayers for them.

St Roch cured many miraculously just by making the sign of the cross, and at the time despite visiting hundreds of victims he never once suffered from the highly infection disease himself.

It was only on his final visit to Piacenza he caught the plague in his leg. St Roch did not want to trouble anybody with his illness so walked into the wild and waited for his death in an abandoned hut.


A local farmers Dog found St Roch and licked his wounds, a well of water appeared nearby and he was slowly healed.

This is why the st roch prayer is incredibly powerful for healing and for dogs.

Now you know a bit of St Roch, lets take a look at some prayers to call for Saint Roch’s intercession.

st roch healing prayer

O blessed Saint Roch, Patron of the sick, Have pity on those who lie upon a bed of suffering. Your power was so great when you were in this world, that by the sign of the Cross, many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven, your power is no less. Offer to God our sighs and tears and obtain for us the physical and spiritual health we seek:
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This we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

o most merciful god, Who through an angel promised St Roch that whoever should invoke his name, would be preserved from pestilence and contagious diseases.
Grant that through his intercession we may be preserved from all dangers. Both of soul and body.

Through christ our lord. Amen

It is fair to say, the current Covid 19 Pandemic could be considered a plague of sorts, and there praying to St Roch for protection against Covid 19 would also be a good idea.

St Roch is also associated with the patron saint for Dogs due to his experience while recovering from the plage.

Here are some Prayers to St Roch for Dogs

Dear St Roch, Beloved Protector of dogs,
We pray for protection of our dearly beloved friends.
We pray for their long life, good health and protection from harm. We pray to you, with the love of all beings,
for the blessings of peace love and healing.
God has graced us wih the love of his heavenly creatures.
We pray that this love may grow stronger and everlasting.
Amen

If you do have a dog or puppy about to undergo any treatment at a vet, be sure to write in the comments below your prayer for us all to join you.

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