Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Allows Blessing of Animals

By on Oct 10, 2011 in Animals, Events, Science Comments

St. Francis of Assisi
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The Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, October 4, has allowed the blessing of animals, especially dogs, in Churches. This was disclosed by US news sites, October 8.

According to reports, there were quite a number of dogs lined up with their owners for the annual blessing from the church.

St. Francis, the Patron Saint of animals, was declared a saint in 1228.

He was known to calm restless animals, and apparently, had the ability to “communicate” with them.

St. Francis founded the Franciscan Order as well, and had abandoned his opulent life to serve and help poor and unfortunate people.

His popularity with animals had made him their Patron Saint.

The Feast Day of St. Francis is celebrated annually by a number of Christians all over the world.

Reportedly, in some churches, the dogs are sometimes given goodies and medallions, denoting that they are honored as animals.

Apparently, most people recognize the fact that “Dogs are man’s best friends,” a qualification that could earn for them a slot in heaven.

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