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The Blessing of the Animals, 2014


On Sunday, October 5th at 4:00 P.M. we celebrated our seventh annual service of the Blessing of the Animals in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Many creatures — dogs and cats, reptiles and rodents — came for the liturgy, which is an expression of God’s love for all Creation and of his call to us to care for it.



St Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

Carl Weidemeyer-Worpswede, Saint Francis instructs the Wolf, woodcut, 1911