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Blessing of the Animals attracts a variety of pets

Freshmen Audrey Pinard and Sofia Jorgenson pet a dog at the Blessing of the Animals. The ceremony ended at 9 a.m. and classes resumed normally afterward.

Mason Cooney, Assistant Features Editor

October 4, 2017

Pets ranging from dogs to iguanas gathered in front of the Flood Mansion this morning to be blessed in celebration of St. Francis of Assisi. “Today is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of San Francisco,” Rev. Eddy Gutierrez said. “He firmly believed that we should...

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 ...

Seniors visit Porziuncola Nuova

Senior Nicola Forbes scans the ceiling of the Porziuncola Nuova, located in North Beach. SOPHIA REDFERN| The Broadview

February 7, 2012

Madison Riehle Reporter The Senior Class toured the Porziuncola Nuova, a replica of the church St. Francis of Assisi is credited to have rebuilt, as part of its studies on Christian mystics late last month. “We wanted to use the opportunity of being in the city of St. Francis to combine our study with a representative...

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