Blessing of the Animals/St. Francis

St. Francis Sunday is coming the first Sunday of October at Central. This is the service where we bless the animals. ALL the animals - down to the donkeys and the chickens if you are so inclined. Grab your coffee or tea and find out why we do this and where St. Francis comes into play....

Podcast Notes:

It was at age 22 or 23 after a severe illness that Francis was led to a spiritual crisis.

Pope Piux XII named Francis a saint in 1939.

Clare of Assisi was his companion. Together they founded the Poor Clares.