A priest sprinkles holy water on butterflies during the blessing of the animals Oct. 4 in Manila, Philippines. The blessing coincided with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)

This picture was just too crisp and too unusual not to share. I’m wondering how quickly after the blessing the butterflies took off.

Are you getting your pet blessed this weekend? What kind of dog, cat, bird or other pet are you bringing?

The Catholic Sun stumbled across a few dates and times of animal blessings this weekend in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. They’ll be posted within our weekend calendar tomorrow. Feel free to add others we missed.

Ambria Hammel, staff writer, began serving The Catholic Sun diocesan newspaper via writing and photography in 2006. For story ideas, email ahammel@catholicsun.org or call (602) 354-2134.


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