Tags: all God's creatures, Animals and prayer, blessing
St. Michael’s welcomed dogs and cats inside our church for the second Pet Blessings & Celebrations to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis. All beloved companion animals, held in arms and in memory, were celebrated and joined together in spirit and blessed in the name of St. Francis.
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
to be understood, as to understand;
to be loved, as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive.
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Amen. ~Attributed to St. Francis