The St. Francis of Assisi blessing of the animals is a joyous occasion at the Church of the Apostles each year. Father Tim blessed beautiful dogs and a fish,
This custom remembers Saint Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures and has instituted the yearly Blessing in remembrance of him. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. Among many attributes, St Francis maintained a special connection to animals along with his vow of poverty.
Francis of Assisi was born in 1182, the son of a prosperous merchant. He decided to embrace a life devoted to Poverty, Despite his father’s intense opposition, Francis totally renounced all material values and devoted himself to serving the poor.
Finally, we look forward to everyone in the Dallas & Coppell, Texas community to once again join us in 2020 where we will celebrate The St. Francis of Assisi prayer for animals with the blessing of each animal. The ceremony will be conducted by Father Tim Cherry, the Rector of the Church of the Apostles located at 322 South MacArthur Blvd.
Be on the lookout for the date and time that will be announced at the end of the summer.