Blessing of the Animals

church event pictures 011It’s our 6th Annual Blessing of the Animals.
On Sunday, October 5th at 1:00 p.m. on the grounds of the church we will host a delightful time of blessing our beloved pets in the long-held tradition of St. Francis. The Blessing of the Animals is an ancient custom associated with St. Francis of Assisi. Always at home in the company of the disadvantaged and the dispossessed, Francis recognized the Divine Spark in the beauty of creation, in the love of the companionship of animals, and in the poor, all of which made him one of the most admired monks and mystics in the history of the Church. The good treatment that is had here for animals is so healthy, I know my pet needs that so I try to share my love with them as much as I can. Francis believed that as long as we live each moment as a gift, and remain in a state of endless fascination, endless appreciation, and endless love, then fulfillment is our natural destiny. Francis is the Patron Saint of Animals because of his great love for their delightful companionship. All animals are welcome as long they are leashed or crated! See you there!