Sunday, October 02, 2016

Blessing of the Animals, 2016

Threatening clouds and stiff breezes dissuaded pet owners from venturing out, and there was only sparse attendance at today's Blessing of the Animals.

No matter, every two- and four-legged creature that did show up today knew what it was like to give and receive love, and blessings were conferred upon their bond.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love. --Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi
[Update - 10/3/2016: the service held at the mother ship (ark?), also known as Grace Cathedral, blesses a large variety of animals:
Former Dean Alan Jones led Grace Cathedral’s Blessing of the Animals for 24 years. He blessed snakes, birds, cats and even San Francisco Police Department horses, which got spooked by the organs.]

No comments: