Blessing of Animals
It’s that time of year once again!
Pet owners, animal lovers, and furry, feathered, or other friends are invited to the seventeenth annual Blessing of Animals. The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th century in remembrance of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect.
The event is FREE!
- Individual Blessings for Animal Companions
~ In the reconstructed 17th-century Franciscan church
~ Free certificates & online photos
• Crafts for Children
• Living History
• Animal-Organization Booths
~ Information and pet adoptionss
Animals must be on leashes or in carriers.
Optional: Please bring pet food & supply donations for area animal shelters!