Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 2
Starting at 3:00 pm
Under the Central Tree in the Courtyard
Bring your cat, dog, parrot, gold fish, hamster, ferret, or any other pet, to the Blessing of the Animals in our courtyard, in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.
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Blessing of the Animals Prayer
“Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.”