Monday, October 7, 2013

Pets blessed on in honor of St. Francis of Assisi

Owners brought their pets to churches to be blessed by priests in celebration of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.  Every October churches remember St. Francis by offering a special blessing for pets.

Pope John Paul II declared St. Francis to be the Patron of Ecology because stories about St. Francis say that he had a great love for animals and the environment.

Saint Francis' feast day is observed on October 4.

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