The Blessing of the Animals

Each year, on the Sunday closest to St Francis' Day, neighbors and parishioners gather at the church with their favorite non-human companions to receive the Church's blessing in honor of the saint who loved all of God's creatures.

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kitty and friend
pups and friends
pup, kit, and friend
kit and friends
kitty and friends
Bear the Samoyed, his dragon, and his humans
Coal Cat and friends
pointer and friends
start of the service
a reading
blessing
sprinkling holy water
blessing animals
blessing animals
we've been blessed
someone liked being blessed
dismissal