Blessing Of The Animals

St. Francis’ Yearly Prayers

Blessing of the AnimalsThe St. Francis of Assisi blessing of the animals was a joyous occasion at the Church of the Apostles on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  Father Tim blessed beautiful dogs and a fish, as seen in the pictures below.

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.

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.

    Getting Ready For 2020!

    Bring your:

    Dog

    Cat

    Rabbit

    Lizard

    Horse

    Fish

    Hamster

    Guinea pig

    Turtle

    Ferret

    Bird

    The 2019 Blessing of the Animals

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