Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saint Roch, patron of dogs. New Orleans
I don't know if Suzanne Geer is a regular reader or if she has ever looked at this site. I've stopped paying attention to what kind of traffic Excelsior! New Orleans! is getting. Doing is being. I just type.
Anyhow, Ms. Geer is interested in why St. Roch, besides being the patron of plague sufferers and physicians is the patron of dogs. Okay...I'll tell you.
All for the good sense of a dog.
I know you may have been expecting more pictures and description of New Orleans' National Shrine to St. Roch today. All in good time. I thought Ms. Geer's interest required satisfaction. These tidbits add to the overall story and the reason why the shrine is built here, on St. Roch Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana, rather than somewhere else.
Until tomorrow, remember this photo of the floor in the chapel....
I am still researching Saint Expedite. New Orleans is thick with saints, traditions, and rituals. You'll notice someone left a prayer in the comments for Saint Expedite. Sound advice though I hadn't really discussed his expediency on this forum. Everyone is welcome to request intercession in New Orleans.