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Feast of St. Francis 2016

The Pet Blessing at St. Francis Seraph Church in Cincinnati was beautifully captured by Franciscan Media in the video above, “St. Francis Feast Day Pet Blessing.”

View photos of Pet Blessings around the province on our Flickr page.

Free Vet Clinic and Pet Blessing Photos from around the Province on Flickr

On October 4, we celebrated the feast of the founder of our Franciscan Order, St. Francis of Assisi.

Francis is the patron saint of pets and ecology. Many creatures, great and small, received a special pet blessing while others participated in nature walks and outdoor activities since St Francis was also a major proponent of nature.

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In the video below, Fr. Greg Friedman, OFM, explains the Franciscan tradition of Pet Blessings.

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