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10/2/04-Longview

Longview Blessing Of The Animals

     Some churches regularly bless it's members in services... Nothing unusual... Except for the fact that these blessings in Longview were for pets. There was a procession of animals, everything from "furry... To... Feathered", at Saint Michaels and all saints Episcopal church, for the annual blessing of the animals.

    The custom is conducted in the origins of the catholic remembrance of "saint Francis of Assisi's" love for animals. The tradition continues to recognize the importance that pets play in our lives as companions, and even family.

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