Book of Saints – Roch

detail of the painting 'Saint Roch and the Angel'; 19th century by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo; Museum of Art and Archaeology, Senlis, France; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Roque, Rock, Rollock, Rollox) (Saint) (August 16) (14th century) A citizen of Montpellier in the South of France, who devoted his life to the serving of the plague-stricken. In their behalf almighty God enabled His servant to work many miracles. He died A.D. 1337, and has since been venerated as the special advocate of the sick.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Roch”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2016. Web. 15 December 2019. <>