The Blessing of the Animals – What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?

October 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, and a popular celebration is the blessing of the animals. On this day, people bring household pets to their parish church for a blessing ceremony. At the same time, animals around the world are being slaughtered for food products and other uses, often in… Continue reading The Blessing of the Animals – What would St. Francis say about how we treat animals today?