Sunday, October 7, 2012

So Blessed!

This weekend, many churches celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of the Animals. Mom's friend is in the choir of the Church of the Ascension, in New York City and this is the second year that the church is celebrating! Even 'though it was raining, we were off in the car to the Big Apple!

Last year, it was a beautiful day, and the service was held in front of the Church. Due to the rain, we were all invited in. I was a little nervous, the floors are tiled in marble and that's pretty slippery to this pup!
(sorry for the blur, I was keeping mom busy keeping me calm!)
   Seminarian Alex Martin wrote the Liturgy for today's service (he stepped over to say hello to me, it was very hard not to jump up, he was so nice!). The choir sang for us and Mother Shelley McDade welcomed all the pets and their people to the Church. She reminded everyone that God created people to care for the animals then thanked all the people there for doing just that. Then she and Father James Reho blessed each of us, saying a special prayer for any specific needs or concerns.

      Wow, what a day it was fur me! As much as I love to get out and visit, I couldn't wait to get back into the car fur the ride home!

Thanks fur stopping by buddies! And thank you to the hosts of the Saturday Pet Blog Hop Life With Dogs, Two Little Cavaliers, and Baby Patches at Nip & Bones !


  1. I've heard of the Blessing of the Animals but I always miss out on going for some reason. I think it is very important to bless the animals because they are a great comfort to us humans and vice versa! Loved the pictures!

  2. Very cool. MOM did a blessing of the Animals a couple weeks ago. I am glad others do it to.

    1. Nice! It seems as if more churches are doing it these days!

  3. Aw, what a wonderful day you had and what a good pup you were! :-D

  4. Great day! Have a lovely Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. What a fab time you had. Wez not allowed in the churches in the UK :( Fanks for popping by, it'z alwayz great to meet new buddies..Oh I don't fink I would of liked walking on that slippery floor eiffur..BOL xx00xx
    Mollie and Alfie

  6. We were hoping to attend a blessing of the animals, but we didn't get to the local Pet Awarness Pet Party. Our mom said, she would take us next time she hears of one...

    Looks like it was a busy weekend for most dogs! :)

  7. So glad you were able to go - you are daily a blessing to your mom, Pru!

  8. Aww, Pru, we can certainly understand your trepidation around these here parts. For reasons that might be obvious, we can't take Bella to one of these events but we figure the blessings extend outside the church walls so hopefully she's covered. ;)

    I'm not even Catholic, but St. Francis always resonated with me. :)

  9. This is my favorite religious celebration!