See Blessing of the Animals

See Blessing of the Animals

See some of the animals that got blessed on Sunday!

 

All of God’s creatures are welcome for our annual pet blessing on St. Francis Sunday, October 6.

Bring your favorite 4-legged, 6-legged or no legged friend to the 9:30 a.m. service.

All animals are God’s creatures. No saint is more closely associated with animals than St. Francis of Assisi. He rejoiced in the value and beauty animals bring to creation. Stories abound of how this great saint could communicate with animals and felt at one with all creation.

Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. — Wikipedia