“Brother Sun…, Sister Moon…” are words from the beautiful Canticle of St. Francis of Assisi to the creation of God. October 4th is St. Francis’ feast helping us to recall how he talks about the love of nature and the love of the creatures whom roam through nature. It is because of St. Francis’ words of love for nature and the creatures of the fields and forests that St. Francis’ statue is one of the most common statuary found in gardens throughout our cities and towns. Furthermore, based on his great love for these creatures of field and forest numerous times St. Francis is pictured with birds of the fields and wolves of the forest one of his favorite animals. As Catholics we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi founder of the Franciscan Order by the Blessing of our pets that we love as he loved God’s creation.
We will have the Blessing of the animals Sunday, Oct. 4 after both the 9:00 a.m. Mass which is 10:00 a.m. and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass which is 11:30 a.m. Bring your live animals and for our little ones their stuffed animals for this special blessings on the Feast of St. Francis on Oct. 4.