IN HONOR OF SAINT FRANCIS – WE REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS FOR OUR ANIMAL COMPANIONS
On Sunday, October 6, we celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Saint Frances Patron of Animals so loved the animals we remember him as a friend and protector to them. Legends have left up with idyllic pictures of how beasts and birds were susceptible to the charm of St. Francis’ gentle ways, how they entered companion with him and often felt protected by him. It is said birds listened so reverently to his sermon along the road near Bevagna Francis chided himself for not having thought to preach to them before. He also found great delight and solace in simple things such as the rising sun or flowers, all aspects of nature.
We celebrate the joy and life-long relationship we share with those animals who have graced our lives including:
Ed Case & Roseanne Kelleher — In memory of Trixie, Tappan, Baici, Digger, Basil, Chelsea, B.K., Frankie, and Columbina
Denise Hibay — In thanksgiving
Marquis McClary — In memory of Bailey
John Sandercock & Gwen Roginsky — In memory of Lily
Diane Wondisford & Linda Golding — In thanksgiving for Calvin & Moritz
Please check out theses memories of the day.