On October 5, 2014, there was a blessing of animals at Spirit of Christ. Those with pets were encouraged to bring them to have them blessed. The only animals that were present were dogs. Every size dog, big or small, got holy water sprinkled on them by Deacon Dick.
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's
creatures. To you they were your brother and sister.
Help us to follow your example
of treating every loving thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet and keep
my companion safe and healthy. Amen
I had expected to see cats, gerbils, rabbits, fish, or all sorts of pets but all that showed up for the blessing were dogs. Maybe they are the easiest to handle. The Bronco dog wearing an orange t-shirt and Scarlett, a husky, were my two favorites. All the dogs were well behaved and spent most of their time looking around and at each other.
"The only creatures that
are evolved enough to
convey pure love are
dogs and infants."