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St. Francis of Assisi

Blessing Of The Animals

Crowd Of People, And Animals, Gathers For Blessing At St. John The Divine

Thousands 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.

10/06/2013

Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano (R) puts the Fisherman's Ring, made of gold-plated silver, on a finger of Pope Francis during his grandiose inauguration mass on March 19, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo by ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Officially Begins Ministry With Installation Mass

Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

03/19/2013

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St. Francis of Assisi Now Taking Prayer Requests Via Text Message

Fr. Convertino had an inspiration — seemingly from above — to use text messaging for a higher purpose.

01/15/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks during a special prayer service on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Timothy Cardinal Dolan Says Honor Of Elevation Is For New York

Dignitaries including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer attended a morning prayer service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

02/25/2012

Nativity Scene at St. Patrick's Cathedral - New York, NY - Dec 2, 2011 (credit: Sean Adams / WCBS 880)

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Adds Something New To Nativity Scene

It’s a dog in the likeness of a real canine, Lexington, a 15-year-old yellow lab and loyal companion to St. Patrick’s rector Monsignor Robert Ritchie.

12/02/2011

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, hosted its 26th annual 'Blessing of the Animals' on October 3, 2010.

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.

10/03/2010