Oct 01

St. Francis Day/ Blessing of the Animals

What a great time to recognize our furry (and some not-so-furry) members of our family! In the Scriptures, the act of blessing means ‘the imparting of power or life.’ The person performing the blessing is mediating thpets_1994-1at power from God or Christ to the animal involved. To bless is more than an expression of goodwill and caring. To bless is to impart God’s power in person! The blessing of each animal, by name, means that health, healing and life are being mediated from God for the benefit of the animal in its relationship with its human partners. Bring your pets – as well as your friends and their pets!  We will gather in the courtyard Sunday, October 2, at 4:00 pm for this celebration.

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