October 5, 2008

Blessing of Animals

Here I am leading prayer at the traditional Franciscan blessing of animals. Among those blessed were several dogs and cats, two rats, a duck, a hedgehog, a guinea pig, a baby squirrel, and a hermit crab. One each of the dogs and the rats, being named Francis, were also celebrating their name days.

5 comments:

Barb, sfo said...

Are you in Yonkers? I swear I recognize that brick building behind you.

Brother Charles said...

Yonkers it is, the "City of Gracious Living."

Kathy said...

Looks like it went a little more smoothly than the blessing at our church...

Brother Charles said...

Still pictures can be deceiving, Kathy. Blessing of animals is rarely what I would call "smooth" and is never anything near quiet. :)

Portiuncula: the Little Portion said...

May I come next year and bring my pet moose (or as my grandkids would say, "MooTH")??? Can I bring him by tram into Yonkers?

Just kidding, my friend...God bless...