Blessing animals on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Print
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
Pet Blessing, Princeton
Trista Starshak brought her guinea pig, Honey, for a blessing. (Contributed photo)

PRINCETON -- St. John the Baptist School in Princeton recently celebrated St. Francis of Assisi -- whose feast day was on October 4 -- with a special pet blessing. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.

This event has become a tradition the students and community look forward to each year.

Students and community members brought their pets to the school to receive a blessing from Pastor and Principal Fr. Dale Grubba.

The school parking lot was filled with a variety of animals including guinea pigs, cats, and dogs, as well as numerous stuffed animals.


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