Author: Al Exander

The Blessing of the Animals at St Stephen’s

This year the Animal Blessing got some really excellent coverage from the good folks at Peninsula News Review. First they published an article that introduced the event. See. www.peninsulanewsreview.com/community/bless-those-amazing-fur-babies/ Then on the Sunday of the Animal Blessing another article had…

Loonie Toonie Pets

Informal Pre Launch for the Blessing of the Animals and Early Registration for our Loonie Toonie Pet Contest Drop By Anytime from Loonie to Toonie P.M. (1:00 to 2:00 pm) on Sunday June 26th at St Stephen’s Pet Memorial Garden…

St. Paul’s Parish 2014

St. Paul’s Parish held the third annual blessing of the animals on Saturday, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, who was an animal lover. Parishioners and community members gathered at the church with their pets as priests blessed…

Church in Manila

On Sunday people brought their snakes, dogs, tarantulas and other pets to the Malate church in Manila for the annual blessing of animals. As prayers were offered, the pets in attendance were gently sprinkled with holy water.

September Blessing 2011

Both sorrow and gratitude to the animals who have passed fill every blessing ceremony. This reflects our desire to see the day when every animal is loved and honored as an individual. I hope you feel a sense of that…