Prayer to Saint Rocco
O Great St. Rocco, deliver us,
we beseech thee,
from the scourges of God;
through thy Intercessory,
preserve our bodies from contagious diseases,
and our souls from the contagion of sin.
Obtain for us salubrious air;
but, above all, purity of heart.
Assist us to make good use of health,
to bear suffering with patience;
and, after thy example,
to live in the practice of penance and charity,
that we may one day enjoy the happiness
which thou has merited by thy virtues.
St. Rocco, pray for us (say three times)
Saint Rocco is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as the protector against the plague and all contagious diseases.
Biographical information about St. Rocco: http://www.stroccosociety.com/story1.htm
Statue of St. Rocco can be seen inside of St Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 243 Abington Avenue, Newark, NJ.
Photograph Copyright 2011 Loci B. Lenar
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