feast of St. Francis of Assisi

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.
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.