The Blessing of the Animals

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The Blessing of the Animals

This week many Christians observed the Feast of St. Francis, a day that recalls the life of the 13th century saint revered for his devotion to prayer, suffering and love for every part of creation. In his honor many churches observe the day with a blessing of the animals. At the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, Father Jim Gardiner and Father Michael Cusato, a Catholic historian, discussed the tradition.

2017-02-07T05:47:39+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: At the monastery, News|Comments Off on The Blessing of the Animals