The Blessing of the Animals at St John the Evangelist

It was a dry but chilly autumn day in the schoolyard this past Saturday, as about 25 pets and their owners walked, ran, or were carried to our first Blessing of the Animals at St John the Evangelist parish in many years. The event sponsored by the Saint Francis of Assisi ministry at St John’sContinue reading “The Blessing of the Animals at St John the Evangelist”

Feast of Saint Francis

Pope Francis begins his Laudato Si encyclical with the words of Saint Francis of Assisi: “Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs”. Saint Francis of Assisi is mentioned twelve times in Laudato Si and one couldContinue reading “Feast of Saint Francis”