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Animals blessed during the Feast of St. Francis

October 8, 2013


Community members brought their pets to Saint Francis on Saturday to help celebrate the Feast of St. Francis. This annual custom of blessing animals is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Fr. John Mark Klaus, director of campus ministry, blessed seven dogs and one horse at the ceremony. Fr. Joseph Lehman, director of mission integration, was also on hand to help welcome the group and their four-legged friends.