Reverend Dr. Todd Speed, joined by his yellow lab, Chevy, offered personal blessings for the furry family members of Decatur citizens Saturday, October 7th.
The Blessing of the Animals is often celebrated on October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, or near that date. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. St. Francis (1182-1226) was a monk who founded the contemporary order of Franciscans. He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things.
Relive the furry fun with these pics, courtesy of DPC member Bill Cheatham!