Blessing of the Animals Events & Stories
Above: Blessing of the Animals: Fun for everyone!
I always enjoy reading about Blessing of the Animal events. Below are a few links about recent pet blessings around the nation that I hope you enjoy. I'll be traveling over the next few days and will be overseeing a blessing of the animals event in North Hollywood at the Many Paths Bookstore on October 6th--drop by if you can.
October 4th is both World Animal Day and the Feast Day of St. Francis. Be sure to celebrate your pets! Until I get back you might want to check out this article which includes some quotes from Blessing of the Animals (ISBN 1402729677) and has some nice tie-ins to local stories.
Here are the others:
Blessing of the Animals in Iowa by Mike Donahey
DJ Lemieux is a creative animal lover and inventor of Pet Pals which will sell at the 5th Annual Blessing of the Animals in Danvers.
In Canada about 16, 000 went to a dog party held the same day as a blessing of the animals as reported by Joyanne Pursaga.
St Paul's Lutheran Church in Jersey just had a blessing in Asbury Park by Chris Lundy.
Boston Pet Blessing
St Boniface Church in San Francisco...remember Father Lotito?
Bless the Beasts: Upcoming Pet Blessings in New York
Great photos of the pet blessing from St Joseph Anglican Church in Montgomery Alabama.