Blessing of the animals event held to celebrate St. Francis

Blessing of the animals event held to celebrate St. Francis

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - As a way to celebrate the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi, often remembered as the patron saint of animals, a special blessing of animals ceremony was held Tuesday.

Trinity Episcopal Church and School on Morning Glory Avenue in Baton Rouge invited kids and parents to bring a well-behaved pet or even a stuffed animal to be blessed.

The event started at 8:15 a.m. in the school yard south of campus.

The Baton Rouge Police Department was on hand with members of its K9 team to teach lessons on the importance of animals in people's lives.

The feast day of St. Francis is actually on Wednesday.

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