Sunday, October 05, 2014

Same Time Each Year

At the Foster City Dog Park we greeted familiar faces, not all of them human. The occasion was the Blessing of the Animals, also known as the Feast of St. Francis in the Catholic and Anglican traditions.

One lady said that her 8-year-old had been coming for a blessing each year since he was a puppy.

Other owners were curious newcomers who wandered over from the dog run.

As we wrote in 2006:

eight centuries after his death, the light of Saint Francis shines brighter than ever.

Blessing the beasts and the chariots

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