Morganton, North Carolina

Blessing of Animals

 The Blessing of the Animals occurs each year on a Saturday morning close to the commemoration day of St. Francis of Assisi on October 4. In the Roman Catholic Church, St. Francis is the patron saint of animals.
At Calvary Lutheran, we acknowledge God as creator of all in heaven and on earth. We give thanks for the gift of animals of all kinds and the contribution they make to enrich our lives, especially the love of our pets, through which we can sense the love of our gracious God.

 

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This year the Blessing was held on October 4, 2015.  The rainy weather was not a deterrent.