Monday, June 27, 2016

Blessing of the Animals

Gus:  So the kittens got to do something cool.  They went to the Blessing of the Animals at our church.  There were a lot of woofies there but the kittens didn't care.


After a brief service, the kittens got in line.  When it was their turn, they were anointed with oil and prayed over.  Then they signed the blessing with their paw print. 


You may be wondering why they needed to sign the blessing.  In addition to being blessed, they made a covenant with God to watch over their new humans.


All the people they met at the service oohed and aahed over them.  They wanted to get out of their stroller to meet everyone but the Mama wouldn't let them.


They even liked this nice Golden Retriever.


Isn't it wonderful to be a creature of God?


8 comments :

  1. I've heard of blessings but never signing a covenant...that is so sweet!

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  2. What a cool thing! Our church does this but usually in connection with St. Francis of Assisi day in October.

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  3. That is so sweet. Around here, The Blessing of the Animals is in October for St. Francis' feast day.

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