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Animals blessed in honor of St. Francis

Reverend John De La Riva sprinkles holy water on pets during a slight rain shower. De La Riva called the animals up by their size to bless them.

Mary Perez and Kira Daley

October 4, 2016

Animals of all shapes and sizes came together this morning in front of the Flood Mansion to be blessed in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “I thought today’s ceremony was lovely,” Deacon Eddy Gutierrez said. “What I liked best about it was we’re here ...

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