Saturday, August 16, 2014

St. Rocco, patron saint of hitchhikers...

The practice of showing a little leg to get a ride was actually introduced by St. Roch.  What?


  1. I'm thinking he's not showing anyone his leg but those beautiful golden boots. <3

    San Rocco, pray for us to never give up our jornada por el camino Real.

  2. The statue depicts Rocco (Roch) revealing the sores (wounds) from the plague that he contracted while caring for Black Death victims in France and Italy in the late 1300's. It has nothing to do with travel any more than it has to do with unsophisticated disrespect.


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