Patron of Dogs and Those Who Love Them, Bachelors, Surgeons, Tile Makers, Falsely Accused People, Invalids, Diseased Cattle
Invoked against Epidemics, Knee & Skin Problems, Plague & Pestilence
The symbolic imagery: Roch is being tended by the devoted dog, deep in the forest. Dogwood flowers surround the image, as does tilework, cattle and the zodiac sign. Butterflies and birds symbolize freedom.