Recently, Marshall Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit went to the dogs … cats, hamsters, and an assortment of other animals.
October 5th services at these and other churches around the world included a Blessing of the Animals. In the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi and remembering Christians' responsibility to care for God's creation, dogs and other pets received blessings during the church services. St. Francis of Assisi was a 13th century cleric who is remembered for his legendary love for all of God's creation.
The tail wagging response to the services assures that the Blessing of the Animals will be repeated next year.