Animal Blessing for the Feast of St. FrancisFrom 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join ECOT in our annual Blessing of Animals honoring the Feast of St. Francis on Sunday, October 6!
Fisher Home, Gypsum
Bring dogs, cats, horses, llamas, turtles, gerbils, hedgehogs, snakes, cows, sheep, and any other pets or animals you’d like to have blessed! Followed by a potluck meal and fun for everyone!
Feast of St. Francis
Episcopalians celebrate the Blessing of the Animals on a Sunday close to the Feast of St. Francis, which falls on Oct. 4. St. Francis of Assisi was well known for his love of animals. Stories tell of him preaching to flocks of birds, dissuading mosquitoes from biting him and even convincing a wolf to stop stalking humans and livestock in Gubbio, Italy, where he once lived. At the Blessing of the Animals, people remember and emulate Francis’ example of love for animals and appreciation of God’s creations.