Catholic Saints

Patron Saint of Dogs

  • Who is the Patron Saint of Dogs?
  • Why is Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs?
  • Short, concise biography of Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs
  • History, Life, Biography, Facts and Information about Saint Roch
  • Fast, concise facts and information about Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs
  • How Patron Saint of Dogs is represented in Christian Art
  • Patron Saint of Dogs

Who is the Patron Saint of Dogs?
Who is the Patron Saint of Dogs? The name of the Patron Saint of Dogs is Saint Roch. What is the meaning of a Patron Saint and why were these people chosen to become patrons of causes, professions and countries?

The term 'Patron' is used in Christian religions, including the Roman Catholic religion, to describe holy and virtuous men and women who are considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a country.

Fast facts and information about Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs
A patron is considered to be a defender of a specific group of people or of a nation.

There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Roch:

  • Saint Roch
  • The Patron Saint of Dogs
  • Memorial Day / Feast Day: August 16th
  • Date of Death of Saint Roch: A.D. 1327
  • Cause of Death: Died in Prison

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Prayers to Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs for intercession on their behalf.

Why is Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs?
Why is Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs? Due to the legend that whilst in the desert he was miraculously fed every day by a dog bringing him a loaf of bread.

How Patron Saint of Dogs is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs is represented in Christian Art with a dog beside him.

Feast Day of Patron Saint of Dogs
The Feast Day of Saint Roch the Patron Saint of Dogs is August 16th. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.

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