The Blessing of Pets
On the morning of
October 13th, friends of our community brought their
“special” companions with them to thank the Lord for the
gift that they have been in their lives. Fr.
Gregory-David, the Sub-prior of our monastery, had the
honor of blessing pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi
(whose feast was celebrated on October 4th). The
sunny day was a great opportunity for our neighbors,
friends and those who usually come to the monastery for
the Liturgy to bring their animal companions and ask for
the Lord’s protection and blessing upon them. It was
also a delightful scene to watch the canines meet and
interact both with each other and the people.
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