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Pet Blessings

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, marked the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment. To commemorate this observance, Archdiocese of Chicago parishes and shrines hosted outdoor pet blessings for furry, feathery, fluffy, slimy and spikey friends of all shapes and sizes. Watch the video below for a snapshot of the events.