“All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” St Francis of Assisi.
In celebration of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on 4 October, Our Parish at St Mary of the Angels, Athlone will be having a Blessing of the Animals.
St Francis is well known for his love of all creatures.
For many people, pets are their only family and true companion. A bond between a person and a pet is a relationship like no other.
When we treat our animals like our brothers and sisters, we draw ourselves into the wonder of a deeper, common relationship with our Creator.