Blessing of the Animals
Pawcatuck ― Parishioners and their friends gathered for the Blessing of the Animals on the green of Saint Michael the Archangel Church on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Visitors brought their cats, dogs, turtles and guinea pigs to be blessed by the Rev. Dennis M. Perkins, and his dog Milo, during the annual event.
The event, held at churches around the world, honors Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated on Oct. 4.
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