St. Roch Novena

St. Roch novena is prayed to seek intercession for disease and knee problems.

St. Roch is the patron saint of Italy, dogs, dog owners, knee issues, surgeons, invalids, bachelors, diseased cattle, cholera, plague, skin rashes and infections, communicable diseases, pestilence, and epidemics, among other things.

About St. Roch

St. Roch, or St. Rocco, was a nobleman from Montpellier, France, and the only son of the city’s wealthy governor. St. Roch was born with a unique and deep red cross-shaped mark on his chest, a sign that the Blessed Virgin Mary had heard and answered his mother’s prayers for the healing of her barrenness.

St. Roch was a devout Catholic as a child, fasting twice a week after his pious mother’s example. When his parents died when he was twenty years old, he bequeathed his estate to the needy, delegated city government to his uncle, and embarked on a new life as a penniless mendicant pilgrim. He is the patron saint of dogs, invalids, wrongly accused individuals, bachelors, and a variety of other things. He is the patron saint of Parma and Dolo (near Venice).

Roch reacted positively to his parents’ virtuous instruction. He was twenty years old when his life took a turn for the worst. It has to do with the demise of his parents. Then there was his father, who was a devout Christian. When Almighty God asked him to sacrifice the dearest soul he still possessed on earth, his good mother, he had barely laid his aging father to rest amid the pomp and circumstance that came with his position and money.

He relinquished his principality and any possessions he had in favor of his uncle, driven by the loss of his parents. He sold the rest of his vast inheritance and dispersed it to the poor. He just kept a “PILGRIM’S GARB” and a pittance for himself.

It is unknown how he intended to spend the rest of his life; all that is known is that his current plan was to travel to Rome and visit the Apostles’ Tomb.

Facts about St. Roch Novena

Novena Starts: August 7th
Feast Day: August 16th
Birth: 1348
Death: 1379

Significance of St. Roch Novena

The essential aspects of St. Roch’s biography were acquired from a Venetian nobleman named Francesco Diedo, who was the governor of Brescia at the time. This vita was written in 1327 near the major scene of the saint’s work in northern Italy.

St. Roch is frequently shown as a traveler, carrying a walking stick and a seashell (the pilgrim’s emblem), an open sore on his thigh, an angel by his side, and a dog at his feet. The 16th of August is his feast day.

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St. Roch Novena

St. Roch Novena
St. Roch Novena

St. Roch Novena – Day 1

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Roch Novena – Day 2

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Roch Novena – Day 3

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Roch Novena – Day 4

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Roch Novena – Day 5

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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St. Roch Novena – Day 6

St. Roch Novena – Day 7

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Roch Novena – Day 8

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

St. Roch Novena – Day 9

Let us begin, In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

O Blessed Saint Roch,
Patron of the sick,
Have pity on those
Who lie upon a bed of suffering.


Your power was so great
When you were in this world,
That by the sign of the Cross,
Many were healed of their diseases.
Now that you are in heaven,
Your power is not less.
Offer, then, to God
Our sighs and tears
And obtain for us that health we seek

<<mention your special request>>
Through Christ our Lord.
Amen

Recite 3 times

Saint Roch, pray for us,
That we may be preserved
From all diseases of body and soul.

Recite once

Our Father
Hail Mary
Glory Be

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