Miraculous Healing St. Roch Chapel Cemetery New Orleans
Photo of Saint Roch and his dog on the altar at St. Roch Chapel Cemetery, St. Roch is the saint of dogs and dog lovers. St. Roch was born in Montpellier, France with a red cross on his chest. He became an orphan at 20 years old and inherited the governorship which he turned over to his uncle. He gave away his fortune to the money and went a pilgrimage to Rome. During his journey he healed people in a town afflicted with the plague. He later fell ill and went into the forest to die. A dog discovered him and licked his wounds and brought him bread everyday. His health was restored and he went home to France where no one recognized him. They declared him a spy and put him in prison where he and his dog cared for other prisoners until his death. After his death, the people discovered the red cross on his chest and his true identity.
St. Roch Chapel Cemetery erected by Father Peter Leonard Thevis, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The congregation prayed to St. Roch during the New Orleans yellow fever epidemic in 1868. All of the church members survived the epidemic after petitioning St. Roch. Father Peter Leonard Thevis built the chapel and cemetery in honor of St. Roch.
Thank You Room for Miraculous Cures
In a small room next to the altar are a collection of unusual items left by grateful healed petitioners.
A wooden hand left as a thank you for a miracle cure.
A wall filled with crutches and shoes from followers of St. Roch.
Prosthetics left by people healed from praying to St. Roch.
Thank you note written to St. Roch.
Prosthetic leg in the corner of the room
St. Rock Thanks
Thank You Stones on floor
View of St. Roch Cemetery and Chapel
Thomas, my Taxi Tour Guide Driver took me to the cemetery to see the little girl who turned to stone.
St Roch Campo Santo (resting place of the dead)
SkychiTravels visiting St. Roch Chapel and Cemetery
Photo taken by Thomas my Taxi Driver Tour Guide
St. Roch Cemetery
Hours: Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 4 pm
St. Roch Cemetery
1725 St. Roch Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130