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French noble who early developed a sympathy for the poor and sick. While on pilgrimage Roch encountered an area afflicted with plague. He stayed to minister to the sick, and affected several miraculous cures, but contracted the plague himself. He walked into a forest to die, but was befriended by a dog. The dog fed him with food stolen from his master's table, and Roch eventually recovered.
When Roch returned to France, he was charged with spying. He languished in jail for five years, never mentioning his noble conections, cared for by an angel until his death.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious, Pure and Holy name I pray. - Amen
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