Memorial of St. Francis, Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 4
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Tuesday, Oct. 4, is the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the environment, ecologists and merchants. To commemorate this observance, there was a Blessing of the Animals held on the lawn outside the Upper Church and School. Furry, feathery, fluffy, and spikey animal friends of all shapes, kinds and sizes were blessed.