St. Francis of Assisi and Animal Blessings!

What is a blessing? A blessing is a gift from God, and can also be a prayer that asks for God's care.

St. Francis feast day is this coming Saturday, October 4. On this day, throughout the World, Christians everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi by blessing pets. St. Francis of Assisi, Patron Saint of animals and the environment, lover of the natural world, founded the Franciscan Order.

Blessings are held on this day and others days throughout the country. They are organized and held through Humane Societies, Catholic Churches and animal welfare organizations.

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