This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. This year it rained as Father John performed the Blessing in our Parish Office Lot & Garage.
The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, a man and his dog, or a woman and her cat, are two creatures of love.
No wonder people enjoy the opportunity to take their animal companions to church for a special blessing.
Photos by Theresa Bimbane