All Your creatures....

Though Saturday was rather cool and overcast, the atmosphere at the fourth annual St. John's Blessing of the Pets was warm and joyous. How could it be anything else with so many greatly loved creatures around?

Participants brought their animal companions to Eisenhower Park for special blessings in honor St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. St. Francis reminds us that we are stewards of all God's creation. As such stewards, we are responsible to interact with God's natural world wisely and preserve its blessings for the good of all. 

Be praised, my Lord, through all Your creatures...

St. John's fourth annual Blessing of the Pets.

St. John's fourth annual Blessing of the Pets.