What a beautiful day of "Blessing of the Animals"
(Animals still with us, animals who have left us and animals
who may not yet found a forever home)
with Reverend Laurie Durgan
Good St. Francis, you loved all of God's creatures.
To you they were your brothers and sisters.
Help us to follow your example
of treating every living thing with kindness.
St. Francis, Patron Saint of animals,
watch over my pet
and keep my companion safe and healthy.