Anglican parish of Warrnambool celebrates the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi | The standard


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Some of the town’s four-legged friends gathered at the Church of Christ in Warrnambool as part of World Animal Day and the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The pet blessing service was held Sunday afternoon in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, who is the patron saint of animals. It is an annual tradition at the Anglican parish of Warrnambool, with Father Scott Lowrey reciting a prayer of blessing over pets and their owners. All varieties of pets are welcome. Father Scott Lowrey said the annual event celebrates the gift of creation. “It’s about celebrating the great gift of our pets by traveling with us,” he said. “In happy times as in uncertain times and even in times of pandemic, they are there to offer us their unconditional love. Here’s how to access our trusted content:



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