The Blessing of The Animals at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

This afternoon at church the annual Blessing of The Animals took place in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. We took our dog Cody and he met other dogs and their people of the church. It was a great event and we all had fun and Cody was blessed and scored a few treats along the way. Fr. Rob did a great service with some help from the congregation assembled.

Fr. Rob blessing Cody boy dog at the Blessing of the Animals service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. This was a fun event. #episcopal #chattanooga #stfrancisofassisi

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Feast of St Francis of Assisi in United States

Many churches in the United States celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”.

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We are taking our dog to be blessed at the church we are visiting. Pictures to come.