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1-1/8 Inch Two Tone Sterling Silver Oval St. Rocco Medal, Patron of Infectious Diseases
Item Description: 1-1/8 x 11/16 inch two tone sterling silver oval St. Rocco medal, Patron of Infectious Diseases on 24 inch stainless steel rhodium plated chain. The front of the medal has a gold border and stamped image of St. Rocco with the wording "Saint Rocco Pray For Us." The back of the medal is blank and flat. Includes an elegant deluxe velour jewelry box.
St. Rocco was born in Montpellier, France. At birth, it was noted that he had a cross-shaped birthmark on the left side of his chest. As a child, he showed great devotion to God, and as an adult, he took a vow of poverty. He dressed in the clothes of a pilgrim and departed for Rome, along the way curing many people in Italy who were sick from a rampant disease, by praying for them and making the sign of the cross. He is commemorated for his actions, and thus became the Patron Saint of Infectious Diseases.