Saint Roch is the patron saint of dogs. (Click here to read more about him in my August 1, 2012 post.) But other saints look after our pooches' welfare, too. These are some religious icons my sister made and donated to her local humane society in Lawrence, Kansas, for their 2011 auction.
The story goes that before Saint Dominic's birth, his barren mother made a religious pilgrimage and dreamed that a dog leaped from her womb carrying a torch in its mouth, predicting her son would set the world on fire. Whether he lived up to his mother's expectations is not known.
|Saint Sebastian of Aparicio|
Saint Sebastian of Aparicio
The patron saint of safe journeys and driving fast with your head out the window.
The patron saint of demonic possession. Is it a coincidence that my sister's dog, Dotty, is in his lap? I think not.