Love is in the Air…At the Saint Elizabeth Seton Blessing of The Animals

Love is in the Air…At the Saint Elizabeth Seton Blessing of The Animals

By Rick Losey

To have that someone special in your life who is willing to give their unconditional love is a true blessing from God. That is what those special animal creatures that God has brought into our lives are so willing to give. They are just as much a part of who we are as our own blood family is. They become our kindred spirits traveling this worldly earth together.

On the weekend of October 7th, 2023 at 9:30 am, I was privileged to see this love and make some new friends at the pet blessing ceremony. Father David gave a beautiful opening prayer, blessed the Saint Francis medals for the animal kingdom, and threw holy water to bless all the loved ones gathered.

A reading from Genesis and a joyful noise unto the Lord by the choir, made it a perfect morning to be shared with our animal family. As I wandered about making new friends, I had a chance to hear everyone bragging about their loved ones and telling their stories. I suddenly became aware that I was the lucky one to report on this special event. I heard comments from amongst the gathered crowd expressing their appreciation for the special time shared and looking forward to the next chance to gather. 

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