Blessing of Animals in Corydon

Blessing of Animals 2010 - Corydon

Gathering together on a gorgeous October afternoon at Christ the Servant Lutheran in Corydon, “Dog”, Sam, Chloe, Hershel, Little Joe, and Rita (left to right) lead their human companions in a service of Blessing of Animals.

Celebrating all the ways in which animals share life together with humans as part of God’s creation by enriching our mutual life through care, protection, service, research, nourishment, and friendship, the service of blessing was held on October 3 in conjunction with a commemoration of Francis of Assisi, the 13th century saint known for his devotion to and stewardship of the natural world.

Rita receives a blessing

At left: Rita receives a blessing.
Below: “Dog” Harman is blessed.

Dog Harman