Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Feast Of St. Francis and the Blessing Of Animals

Not a religious person, I was quite excited by the idea of having Miss Moxie blessed for the Feast of St. Francis. Not sure exactly why, but it seemed like a very nice thing to do.

From another quick Google search, I was delighted to know that there was a church in the Treme section of NOLA - St. Anna's Episcopal Church - that was hosting an animal blessing on Saturday the 4th.

As such, that morning, we had breakfast in the French Quarter and then walked about a mile to the church. It was a quiet morning and a nice one at that - a great way to start the day.

We arrived at the church a bit early, but soon enough, the pets (and their parents) were gathering for the mass. There was even a NOLA Police Horse who was blessed to commence the ceremony.

After a short ceremony outside, we proceeded into the church - accompanied by a choir singing.

Once in the church, we listened to a short reading, a quick homily and then were on to the blessing.

Rob was such a good sport going along with this!