Aug 17 – St. Roch of Montpellier – Franciscan Saint of the Day

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The Life of St. Roch of Montpellier, Confessor, Third Order (d. 1327) for the Franciscan Saint of the Day for Aug 17. St. Roch of Montpellier was born in a wealthy family and gave to the poor and offered help healing the plague with miracles. He was cast into prison by his own uncle who mistook him as a spy, but he did not defend himself and five years later, just at his death, his identity was made know by a heavenly apparition.

Reflection is on the power of intercessory prayer of holy people like St. Roch especially in times of pandemic.

For more on St. Roch of Montpellier
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Roch
- https://www.roman-catholic-saints.com/saint-roch.html

Also on Youtube: https://youtu.be/mgVOakDtWcY

Read by Fr. Ignatius Manfredonia, FI from Marion Habig's 'The Franciscan Book of Saints' Revised Edition, Franciscan Herald Press, ISBN: 978-0819907516

Playlist of Franciscan Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TxcAETrU_k&list=PLejh_e0-LN4wErRczZGry4TXytCZFiLCm
Graphic By Miaow Miaow - Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=108382

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