St. Roch, Feast Day August 16 ...While ministering to the needs of the sick, Saint Roch became infected himself. It was his nature not to burden others and he stayed in a hovel. While he lay dying, a dog from a nearby villa found Saint Roch and brought a fresh roll from his master's house each day. The dog's owner noticed this strange behavior and his curiosity led him to Rochus. Touched by the sick man and his condition, the dog's owner befriended him and Saint Roch recovered...
St Roque The patron saint of dogs and dog lovers. Memorial Day / Feast Day: August 16th. He is a powerful intercessor for many things, so invoke his intercession for friends and relatives and DOGS who are ill. Prayer: Blessed Saint Roch, you healed the sick & invalids & dogs by blessing them with the Sign of the Cross, I beg you to bestow your blessing on (Name). Novena can be prayed over 9 hours (1 per hour) or over 9 days (1 per day).