Blessing of the Animals

Crowds Flock To NYC Church For Annual Blessing Of The AnimalsThe Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looked more like a zoo than a church for the event, which is meant to honor Saint Francis.
Cardinal Dolan Gives Special Blessing To 3 Dozen Rescue AnimalsDogs, cats, kittens and one rabbit were assembled outside St. Patrick's Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals.
Crowd Of People, And Animals, Gathers For Blessing At St. John The DivineThousands of people lined up for hours outside of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, many of them trying to get a glimpse of the animals that were being blessed.
Pet Blessing Planned For Sunday At Upper East Side ChurchA blessing of the animals will be held Sunday at a church on Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.
Morningside Heights Church Holds Annual 'Blessing Of The Animals' ServiceA llama, a mini horse, falcons, dogs and even a camel were offered blessings at the Morningside Heights church to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.
NYC Church Hosts 26th Annual 'Blessing Of The Animals'It was a different flock that gathered for church services on Sunday morning, as congregants of the two- and four-legged varieties gathered in Morningside Heights.
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