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Blessing of the Animals

October 1, 2022 1:00 pm
The Franciscan Friars welcome you, Presenter

Bring your pets for their annual blessing
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Cancellation policy
Overnight or Multi-day/weekend retreats: $50 fee. Day Retreat: $20. Fees may be applied to future retreats. The fees may be waived in event of extenuating circumstances. Contact Kateri at 925-837-9141 x315.

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About the Event

St. Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan order, experienced kinship with all of creation, including animals.  Throughout the world, the Feast of St. Francis is commemorated by blessing of the animals ceremonies.

It is also Catholic Family Life Week.  So we will be blessing all manner of families and pets from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the entry near the St. Francis statue.  The event is free.  Donations are gladly accepted HERE.