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St. Roch's, various plaster feet

The National Shrine of Saint Roch, patron saint of miraculous cures.

 

"People came to the shrine in large numbers to ask St. Roch for help in cases of affliction, disease and deformities. A small room on the side of the chapel holds a number of offerings left by visitors to the chapel. The tradition was to leave accoutrements of the illness or disability (including, in the past, eyeballs, crutches, and false limbs!) in gratitude for recovery."

 

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Taken on March 26, 2009