Sunday, October 3, 2010

Celebration of Creation and Blessing of Animals

The Feast of St. Francis
October 3, 2010

Sister Seal, Brother Whale, Brother Ant and Sister Butterfly, Brother Pig and Sister Cow, dogs, cats, rats, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, turtles, snakes, crickets, goldfish, spiders and all brothers and sisters be welcome in this world we share.
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our animal friends, especially for animals who are suffering; for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated; for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars; for any that are hunted, lost, deserted, frightened or hungry; for all that must be put to death. For all those who deal with them we ask a heart of compassion, gentle hands and kindly words. Make us true friends to animals and so to share the blessing of their place in creation. Amen.

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