Statues of St. Joseph, St. Roch

Lent 2021

Statues of St. Joseph, St. Roch
Introduction to the Saints of St. Roch's
In this lenten pilgrimage, we will explore the statues of the Saints in the church.
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St. Joseph with Jesus
Saints of St. Roch's: St. Joseph
St. Joseph is certainly familiar with all Christians. In the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke we find references of him, but the information is very sparse. Yet throughout the Christian era, he is best known as the earthly “father of Jesus”. In fact, Jesus in all four Gospels is known as “the son of Joseph”.
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Mary and Child
Saints of St. Roch's: Mary, Mother of God
Mary's role in the Church is inseparable from her union with Christ and flows directly from it. "This union of the mother with the Son in the work of salvation is made manifest from the time of Christ's virginal conception up to his death.
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St. Anthony and Jesus
Saints of St. Roch's: St. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony was known for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonised saints in church history.
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St. Roch and Dog
Saints of St. Roch's: St. Roch
Saint Roch or Rocco (lived c. 1348 – 15/16 August 1376/79 is a Catholic saint, a confessor whose death is commemorated on 16 August and 9 September in Italy; he is especially invoked against the plague.
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St. Gaspar del Bufalo holding Cross
St. Gaspar del Bufalo
Gaspar del Bufalo was born in Rome on the Feast of the Epiphany, January 6, 1786. He was baptized that same day and given the name Gaspar Melchior Balthazar, the traditional names of the magi who visited the child Jesus.
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Scared Heart of Jesus
Sacred Heart of Jesus
The devotion to the Sacred Heart is one of the most widely practised and well-known Catholic devotions, wherein the heart of Jesus is viewed as a symbol of "God's boundless and passionate love for mankind"
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