Day: October 9, 2017

Pet blessings abound for the Feast of St. Francis

Pet blessings abound for the Feast of St. Francis

The feast of St. Francis of Assisi was this past Wednesday, and was commuted by many parishes to Sunday. As the saint is associated with animals, many churches hold a “blessing of the pets,” when parishioners can bring in their pets, or symbols of their pets, such as a collar or favorite toy, for blessing.