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Feast Day of Saint Francis of Assisi

“If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.“Saint Francis of Assisi


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Is today also known as blessing of the pets. Who was known as the saint of animals? Where was Saint Francis from? What year did he become a saint? What is the location of the below statue? Did Francis say "It is in receiving that we give"? Where was Saint Francis buried. Watch short video below entitled Fr. Greg's Take on the Feast of St. Francis and find out all your answer. After find out why Saint Francis imagery happens with a wolf click on last link below.

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Preach the Gospel at all Times, and if necessary use words. Saint Francis of Assisi
For that is given that we receive?Saint Francis of Assisi
If God can work through me he can work through anyone. Saint Francis of Assisi
Sanctify yourself and your will sanctify society? Saint Francis of Assisi

He who works with his hands is a  laborer.
He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. St.Francis of Assisi

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Fr. Greg's says that on this day:
As autumn arrives, people in various places may notice a procession of animals—from dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses—being led to churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets. Watch short video below to answer Quiz above.

Fr. Greg's Take on the Feast of St. Francis


A well thought and created blog called Catholic Stewards of Creation:
The Roman Ritual – The Book of Blessings is approved for use in the Dioceses of the United States of America by the Conference of Catholic Bishops and confirmed by the Apostolic See and states referring to the Blessing of the Animals:

942 – According to the providence of the Creator, many animals have a certain role to play in human existence by helping with work or providing food and clothing. Thus when the occasion arises, for example, the feast of some saint, the custom of invoking God’s blessing on animals may be continued.

Many of the stories that surround Saint Francis deal with animals and his recognition of the whole of creation being his brothers and sisters. But, Francis had an especially blessed relationship with animals, even having a pet rabbit as one of his many pets.The Blessing of the Animals commemorates St. Francis’ homage to pets and their lasting effect on owners. In many parking lots across the country and the world, beloved pets and animals will be blessed with holy water and prayers, acknowledging them as “good gifts” from a gracious God and asking the Creator for his continued care and blessings upon them. We are to remember one very important fact about Jesus and His promise of redemption:
He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation: for in him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. ~Colossians:1:15,20~


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A statue of St. Francis at the church and monastery of the Capuchin Friars in Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy  (Wikimedia Commons photo by Gianfranco Negri)
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Other Links on this topic:

http://www.missa.org/joie_parfaite_e.php
http://www.newsweek.com/francis-assisi-pope-francis-blessing-animals-677323
http://www.catholicstewardsofcreation.com/
http://christianveg.org/th-assisi-stfrancis.htm
http://www.guidetopsychology.com/gubbio.htm
http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org/teachings/climate-and-population