Join us in front of St. Paul's on the Feast of St. Francis for blessings for you and your animal family and friends. The blessings give witness to the beauty of all beings and show our care for all creation.
St. Francis modeled love for all, unconditionally.
According to the National Institute of Health, interacting with animals decreases levels of cortisol in our bodies (a stress hormone) and lowers blood pressure.
Companion animals keep us company, show us forgiveness, teach us to be present, and celebrate joy.
Wild, free-living animals remind us of wonder and beauty, and the integrity of nature.
All animals remind us to care.
Following animal blessings we will hold our Wednesday noon service.
Come to one or both. Come one. Come all.
Bring your pet, a photo of your pet, or an image of a wild animal you'd like to honor.