Sunday, October 4, 2015

St. Francis & the Animals

Today is "World Animal Day",
an international day of action 
for animal rights and welfare.
This was first celebrated in 1931
by a group of ecologists in Italy.

They chose October 4th in honour
of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, 
who is the patron saint of all animals.

Today we join in celebrating St. Francis
and all of the animals that he loved,
because we do, too. 


  1. That was a terrific tribute and we all love St. Francis.

  2. I have a statue of St Francis. We has traveled with me from place to place.

    Wonderful post and may every day be World Animal Day.

  3. Happy world animal day!

    Noodle and crew

  4. What a wonderful tribute to St. Francis. We have a statue of him in the PAWS lobby. Happy World Animal Day, sweet friends.

  5. To honor World Animal Day, I currently have a lapful! :)

  6. St. Francis is our favorite saint. :) What a great day to celebrate World Animal Day.

  7. We are embarrassed that we are not celebrating this impawtant day. Our mom is so bad about keeping track of these dates. She has promised to do better next year. We have a St. Francis in our yard. May all the animals in your house be blessed. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo and Janet

  8. World Animal Day is a wonderful idea.

  9. It's one of my favorites, and my kitties got a treat in celebration!

  10. I gave Cashew a yummy healthy kitty treat today, and I tried to give him extra hugs and cuddles. I got a few scratches: I don't think he "gets" the special day and he really isn't a hugger. LOL
    but we love him still. :)

  11. I didn't know World Animal Day has been around for so long.

  12. He is the best Saint ever! Love the new kitty nicknames!