2020 Blessing of the Animals

Our friars serving at St. Anne Church (Columbus, GA) offered special blessings for each animal and its family during the annual Blessing of Animals. The tradition of blessing animals is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. (Click to see more photos from St. Anne)

Blessing of Pets (and all animals) on the grounds of The Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City. (Click to see more photos from The Shrine of St. Anthony)

Blessing of the Animals with friars of our Immaculate Conception Custody – Brazil, serving at Paróquia São Francisco de Assis (Click for more)

Saint Francis Day Blessing of Animals, October 4, 2020 at the Parish of Saint Junipero Serra, Seaside, NJ. (Click photo for more from the parish)

What a beautiful day for a Pet Blessing at Assumption Church, in Syracuse, NY (Click to see more)

Blessing with friars of our Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody (Great Britain/Ireland) serving at Wexford Parish, in Ireland.

Blessing of the Animals at Saint Kateri National Shrine and Historic Site, in Fonda, NY (Click for more)

 If you missed out on these opportunities or any of the other Blessings held throughout our province, here again is the Virtual Blessing:

News Articles:
New Britain Herald
The Catholic Review

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