Blessing of the Animals in the Diocese – 2017


The Rev. Sean Mullen, on horseback at right, at the Blessing of the Animals at Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia.

Picture from Holy Nativity, Rockledge’s pet fair after the Blessing of the Animals service in the church.

We enjoyed a fun Second Annual Blessing of the Animals at St. John’s Church, Compass, on Sunday, October 1, observing the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In attendance were 10 humans, 3 dogs, 2 Siamese cats, and photos of 2 kitties to be blessed in absentia.

St. Anne’s Abington.

Gloria Dei, Old Swedes, church observes the blessing of animals on October 4, the feast day itself. A church full of all God’s creatures, organ music and singing (often accompanied by canine participation). Happy St Francis Day!

Blessing of the animals today at Trinity Church – Swarthmore.

From St. Mary’s, Cathedral Road with Rev. Peter Carey.

From Holy Apostles in Wynnewood.

Rev. Sarah Hedgis blesses Daisy, who works as a therapy dog at CHOP.