Pets Blessed for World Animal Day (Blessing of the Animals)
The faithfuls had the chance to bring their pets to church for the World Animal Day last October 4, 2014. Pet owners of dogs, cats, spiders, birds, snakes, turtles and other animals celebrate the World Animal Day which coincides with the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Blessing of the Animals by Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Merced, California USA, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014.
Rev. Paul Price blesses a dog at Trinity Episcopal in Redlands California
Blessing of the Animals at Seton Catholic Central in Binghamton, New York.
Philippines Pet Blessing at Malate Church, Manila Philippines