St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler held its annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday. The church invited parishioners and the public for a Blessing of the Pets ceremony as part of the Saint Francis of Assisi Feast Day, which was Oct. 4. The blessing was held in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi who loved animals and wrote the Canticle of Creatures. Cats, dogs, llamas and even a goat attended the annual event.




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