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Blessings abound for man and beast
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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 13:21

10-24blessingPhoto right: Pets wait, some more patiently than others, for Rev. Mark E. Waldo Jr. (white robe) to begin. 

Photo: Brian Hodge

By BRIAN HODGE

The Blessing of the Animals service given at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church is typically regarded as a lovely, if not lively, event. Dozens of pet lovers gathered last Sunday afternoon to share stories about their pets.

The service is typically performed in Catholic churches as well as Anglican churches (such as St. Michael) on or about October 3. This dates coresponds to the accepted birthdate of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. St. Michael moves the service to the 3rd weekend to corespond with their Angel Fest celebration.

Last Updated on Friday, 01 November 2013 14:32
 
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