St Roch

(c. 1295—1327)

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healer of the plague-stricken. He is said to have stopped on a journey from France to Italy at the plague-ridden town of Aquapendente, where he cured many by the sign of the cross, and later to have performed similar miracles elsewhere. Feast day, 16 Aug.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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