Thursday, October 4, 2012

St. Francis & the Animals

~Today is World Animal Day~
in honour of the feast day of
St. Francis of Assisi:
Catholic Patron Saint of Animals 
& the Environment
Peace & Love to All of God's Creatures.

St. Francis Images: Photobucket


  1. I hope you have a fun day celebrating World Animal Day.

  2. Ann,
    Great post. I knew it was St. Francis's day, but I didn't know about World Animal Day. Thanks for sharing. Happy day!

  3. I've always thought it would be wonderful to take my fur companions to the Blessing of the Animals, but neither would do well out in public, in a crowd. It's such a lovely thing to offer, though. :-)

  4. Thanks for the reminder. Our church was named St Francis of Assisi in honour of St Francis because it was built in a setting on a hill where deers graze, rabbits and birds gathers in the large fields around the church
    Every year we have the blessings of the animals at our church and people bring their pets to be blessed.

  5. Dear McGuffyAnn, what a wonderful saint he is. His love for and relationship with animals has always inspired me. Thank you for reminding us of Francis' feast day. Peace.

  6. Beautiful tribute. St. Francis had it right!