St William of Rochester / Round Patron Medal
St. William has a few patronages, but he’s known primarily for adopted children. An intercession to St. William are for those looking to raise their adopted child in the best possible way,
Sterling Silver St. William of Rochester Pendant on a 24 inch Stainless Silver Heavy Curb Chain
Patron Saint: Adopted Children
Additional Patronages: Bakers
Also Known as: William of Rochester or William of Perth
Born: 12th Century in Scotland
Died: 1201 in Rochester, England
Canonized: 1256 by Pope Innocent IV
Memorial: May 23rd
Why he is venerated by the Holy Roman Catholic Church:
Exceptionally devout in the care for the poor, most notably the children
Worked as a Baker and gave every tenth loaf he made to the poor
Adopted the Baby David whom he found abandoned in the street. Taught him his trade.
Martyr: As a young man, David went on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Lands with St. William. There, David cut St. William’s throat and took all of his belongings.
Miracles: An insane Women found St. William dead in the street, and placed a flower on his chest. She was immediately cured of her mental illness
Local Monks realized this Miracle and built a shrine for St. William. Miracles have been reported at the site and confirmed by The Holy See. The Shrine can still be found next to St. Williams Hospital in England.