St. Roque Gonzalez Print


Saint Roque Gonzalez
Feast Day: November 17
Patronage: native traditions; Posadas, Argentina; Encarnacion, Paraguay
Choose from paper or canvas print.
Paper print: This fine art print is ready to frame. The 8x10" and 11x14" are printed on acid-free 80 lb. cardstock. The 16x20" and larger are printed on premium 11-mil, acid-free paper. The watermark will not appear on your print.
Canvas print: All canvas prints are unmounted and printed on unstretched canvas with a 2” white border.
For larger sizes please contact us.
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Saint Roque was born as Roque González y de Santa Cruz in 1576 in Asunsion, Paraguay to noble Spanish parents.  Although he felt unworthy, he became a Jesuit priest and was the first missionary to preach among the Guarani people of Paraguay, helping them to become self-sufficient and free by founding “reductions” missions for the natives. When the local chief became hostile to the Jesuits, St. Roque was martyred and burned at the stake, but his heart was left intact and the natives claimed that they heard the voice of the saint from it. This enraged the chief, who then had St. Roque’s heart pierced with an arrow. He was canonized in 1988 by Pope Saint John Paul II.