Blessing of the Animals

St. Francis of Assisi in the Catholic tradition is the patron saint for ecologists, known for his love of animals and nature.  His feast day is October 4 and in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, we honor his intent and dedication to the earth in God’s name.  We will have an outdoor service this day and all are welcome to bring their animals, a picture of them or can name them during the service.  It is a blessing to have our animal friends in our lives.