feast of St. Francis of Assisi

One of the pets outside St. Patrick's Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Gives Special Blessing To 3 Dozen Rescue Animals

Dogs, cats, kittens and one rabbit were assembled outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the annual Blessing of the Animals.

09/30/2014

Pets and owners at annual 'Blessing of the Animals' at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine Oct. 7, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Morningside Heights Church Holds Annual ‘Blessing Of The Animals’ Service

A 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.

10/07/2012