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Peace.....St Rocco who lived in the 1400's was a Third Order Franciscan who followed the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi and lived an exemplary life of the faith.  He is not mentioned now on the old or new calendar, not in the Franciscan Breviary, nor at Masses.  

St Rocco is Patron Saint of many things including dogs, and those falsely accused.

This evening I have the opportunity to attend an Italian Mass nearby in honor of St Rocco, and even though I don't speak Italian, know the story of the Saint being celebrated and will offer my prayers for all that St Rocco is Patron of.  

His Feast Day is/was celebrated on 2 days - one in Aug and the other Sept. There are also many festivals still today in honor of him.  There was a Confraternity of St Rocco; whether this is still happening, I don't know.

God bless, angeltime Heart
(08-13-2018, 12:17 PM)angeltime Wrote: [ -> ]Peace.....St Rocco who lived in the 1400's was a Third Order Franciscan who followed the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi and lived an exemplary life of the faith.  He is not mentioned now on the old or new calendar, not in the Franciscan Breviary, nor at Masses.  

St Rocco is Patron Saint of many things including dogs, and those falsely accused.

This evening I have the opportunity to attend an Italian Mass nearby in honor of St Rocco, and even though I don't speak Italian, know the story of the Saint being celebrated and will offer my prayers for all that St Rocco is Patron of.  

His Feast Day is/was celebrated on 2 days - one in Aug and the other Sept. There are also many festivals still today in honor of him.  There was a Confraternity of St Rocco; whether this is still happening, I don't know.

God bless, angeltime Heart
We have a statue of St. Rocco to the right of the altar at St. Anne's parish, in San Diego. It's from Italy and according to a friend at the parish it's over 100 years old and was in storage until the FSSP took over the parish ten years ago. The picture I have is quite low quality but you can see him there next to St Anne.
(08-13-2018, 01:49 PM)friendly.neighborhood.papist Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-13-2018, 12:17 PM)angeltime Wrote: [ -> ]Peace.....St Rocco who lived in the 1400's was a Third Order Franciscan who followed the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi and lived an exemplary life of the faith.  He is not mentioned now on the old or new calendar, not in the Franciscan Breviary, nor at Masses.  

St Rocco is Patron Saint of many things including dogs, and those falsely accused.

This evening I have the opportunity to attend an Italian Mass nearby in honor of St Rocco, and even though I don't speak Italian, know the story of the Saint being celebrated and will offer my prayers for all that St Rocco is Patron of.  

His Feast Day is/was celebrated on 2 days - one in Aug and the other Sept. There are also many festivals still today in honor of him.  There was a Confraternity of St Rocco; whether this is still happening, I don't know.

God bless, angeltime Heart
We have a statue of St. Rocco to the right of the altar at St. Anne's parish, in San Diego. It's from Italy and according to a friend at the parish it's over 100 years old and was in storage until the FSSP took over the parish ten years ago. The picture I have is quite low quality but you can see him there next to St Anne.
Peace.....Lovely!  thankyou for showing me/us - perhaps someone will make more out of his Feast Day telling the story or getting some prayer cards....Blessings, angeltime Heart
Thanks for posting this. Smile

I have a devotion to St. Roch.

My doggo, Rocky, is named after St. Roch.

My parents were married at St. Roch's.

I have been falsely accused.

I find much comfort in the story of St. Roch/Rocco.   Heart
Here's St. Rocco's Office, which used to be in the Breviary among the feasts celebrated in various places. I don't have an English translation of it.

DIE XVI. AUGUSTI.
S. Rochi, Confessoris.

Omnia de Communi Confessoris non Pontificis, præter
sequentia.

Oratio.
Pópulum tuum, quǽsumus, Dómine, contínua pietáte custódi: et beáti Rochi suffragántibus méritis, ab omni fac ánimæ et córporis contagióne secúrum. Per Dóminum.

In primo Nocturno, Lectiones de Scriptura occurrente.


Lectio iv.

Rochus in Monte Pessuláno natus, quanta in próximum caritáte flagráret tum máxime osténdit, cum sævíssima peste longe latéque per Itáliam grassánte, pátria relícta, Itálicam peregrinatiónem suscépit, urbésque et óppida péragrans, seípsum in ægrotántium obséquium impéndere, animámque suam pro frátribus pónere non dubitávit. Quod beáti viri stúdium quam gratum Deo fúerit, miris sanatiónibus declarátum est. Complúres enim pestiléntia inféctos e mortis perículo signo crucis erípuit, et íntegræ sanitáti restítuit. In pátriam revérsus, virtútibus et méritis dives óbiit, ejúsque óbitum statim subsecúta est venerátio fidélium: quæ in Constantiénsi deínde Concílio magnum recepísse dícitur increméntum, cum ad propulsándam ingruéntem luem, Rochi imágo solémni pompa, omni comitánte pópulo per eámdem civitátem, Epíscopis approbántibus, est deláta. Itaque ejus cultus mirífice propagátus est in univérso terrárum orbe, qui eúmdem sibi apud Deum advérsus contagiósam luem patrónum religióso stúdio adoptávit. Quibus accuráte perpénsis, Urbánus Octávus, Póntifex Máximus, ut ejus dies festus iis in locis, in quibus forent ecclésiæ sancti Rochi nómine Deo dicátæ, Offício ecclesiástico celebrarétur, indúlsit.

Ex Tractátu sancti Augustíni Epíscopi in Epístolam sancti Joánnis.
Tract. 5. in cap. 3.
Lectio v.
Perfécta ista cáritas est, ut parátus sis mori pro fratre. Hanc ipse Dóminus in se exhíbuit, mórtuus pro ómnibus, orans pro eis a quibus crucifigebátur, et dicens: Pater, ignósce illis, quia nésciunt quid fáciunt. Sed si solus hoc fecit, non erat Magíster, si discípulos non habébat. Si quis tantam habúerit caritátem, ut parátus sit pro frátribus étiam mori, perfécta est in illo cáritas. Sed numquid mox, ut náscitur, jam prorsus perfécta est? Ut perficiátur, náscitur: cum fúerit nata, nutrítur: cum fúerit nutríta, corroborátur: cum fúerit roboráta, perfícitur: cum ad perfectiónem vénerit, quid dicit? Mihi vívere Christus est, et mori lucrum. Optábam dissólvi, et esse cum Christo. Multo enim magis óptimum, manére in carne necessárium propter vos. Propter eos volébat vívere, pro quibus parátus erat mori.

Lectio vi.
Hæc est perféctio caritátis: major omníno non potest inveníri: sed quia non in ómnibus perfécta est, et desperáre non debet in quo perfécta non est, si jam nata est quæ perficiátur: et útique si nata est, nutriénda est, et quibúsdam suis nutriméntis ad perfectiónem própriam perducénda. Quæsívimus inchoatiónem caritátis unde incípiat, et ibi contínuo invénimus: Si quis habet facultátes mundi, et víderit fratrem suum egéntem, et cláuserit víscera sua advérsus eum, quómodo diléctio Patris manet in illo? Ergo hic íncipit ista cáritas, fratres, ut de suis supérfluis tríbuat egénti in angústiis alíquibus constitúto: ex eo quod sibi abúndat secúndum tempus, a tribulatióne temporáli líberet fratrem: hinc exórdium est caritátis. Hanc ita cœptam, si verbo Dei et spe futúræ vitæ nutríeris, pérvenis ad illam perfectiónem, ut parátus sis ánimam tuam pónere pro frátribus tuis.

In tertio Nocturno, Homilia in Evangelium Nolíte timére. de Communi Confessoris non Pontificis, 2. loco.

In Laudibus fit com. Oct. Assumptionis et S. Laurentii.