Salt Lake City - Leanne McQuade with her pet dog Smoky, who was blessed as the Rev. William Flegge celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assis with a blessing of the animals in front of Our Lady of Lourdes School. St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals and the environment. His feast day is observed worldwide with special blessings of animals. Children from Our Lady of Lourdes School, parishoners and community members will come out with their pets to receive this blessing.
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