Every year we gather to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, and to honor the animals who share our lives. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and of ecology. Brother Francis gloried in the beauty of the world God created and there are many gentle tales of his affection for animals and their trust in him. Following his example, we thank God for the gifts of companionship and joy which pets bring into our lives and homes, and to ask God’s blessing on them.
This is always a delightful (albeit somewhat chaotic) celebration, and we encourage everyone (two and four-legged) to join us! There will be treats for humans and animals, and a St. Francis medallion for every pet.
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