St Roch (Rocco) Medal, Patron Saint of Invalids, Surgeons & Pilgrims
Silver pewter medal of Saint Roch. His patronages include invalids, dogs, falsely accused people, surgeons and pilgrims.
St Roch (also known as St Rocco) was probably born at Montpellier, France, son of the governor there. He was orphaned when he was 20, and giving away all his possessions he chose a religious life. He went on a pilgrimage to Rome & devoted himself to caring for the victims of a plague, performing many miracles of healing. When miracles continued to be reported at his intercession after his death, a popular cult developed & he is invoked against pestilence & plague.
Size: 2.5cm including the top loop, nickle & lead free pewter.
The medal comes with a silver steel split-ring through the loop on top so it is ready for use. If you are looking for a good quality stainless steel chain that matches this medal, you can find some here.