The Blessing of the Animals!

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Nalle and Me with Mama outside Grace Cathedral in front of the golden doors!

We are blessed pups

Blest by the priestess lady

And Saint Francis too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooohooowooooooo Efurrybuddy! Remember how last year Mama took me and Nalle to Grace Cathedral for the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals, and the Blessing of the Animals fur World Animal Day?!? Here is a link to last year’s piccies and story. This year we went again, and it was just as pawesome! Here are some piccies of the Cathedral, but there are much better ones, including the Chartes Cathedral inspired labyrinth here on our photography bloggy.

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The main hall.

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Nalle checking out the labyrinth.

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Nalle paying her respects to our buddy Saint Francis.

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The side chapel, which as big as a church itself, where we had the service.

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Nalle and Me waiting patiently fur the service to start and watching all the people and pets arrive.

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Me and Nalle being furry good and listening intently to the sermon. Nalle was so into the sermon about the wonderful Saint Francis that she called out a furry loud AMEN-WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Nalle, aka Nurse Nalle, is a therapy pup, and she made sure to give her wuvwuvwuv and blessings to all the people sitting around us!

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Bye-bye Beauwoowoootiful Grace!

Here is the furry beauwoowooootiful Pawrayer of Saint Francis and Susan Boyle singing it:

Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there is hatred, let me bring you love,
Where there is injury, your pardon Lord,
And where there’s doubt, true faith in you.
Make me a channel of your peace,
Where there’s despair in life, let me bring hope,
Where there is darkness, only light,
And where there’s sadness, ever joy.
Oh Master grant that I may never seek,
So much to be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love with all my soul.
Make me a channel of your peace,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
In giving to all men that we receive,
And in dying that we’re born to eternal life.

The Blessing of the Animals!

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Grace Cathedral

Me and Nalle sat

And listened to the service

For a whole hour

 

We had gone to church today

To bless all the animals

 

 

 

 

 

Wooooohoooowoooooo Efurrybuddy! In honor of the Feast of Saint Francis yesterday, many churches in the this city named fur Saint Francis had services fur the Blessing of the Animals. That means we went to church! Not just any ol’ church, but the big big beauwooowooootiful Grace Cathedral. We were a little too excited fur Mama to take too many piccies, but if you want to see some pawesome piccies of the cathedral, including it’s beauwoooowoooootiful stained glass, the big labyrinth, and many many murals, clicky on over to our photography bloggy here and here!

Me and Nalle had never been to a church before, nor had we been to a Mass before, but we behaved furry furry good. I paid attention constantly. Nalle laid down on the super coowooowooool stone floor (it’s been up to 90°F/32°C here fur days!), and looked like she wasn’t paying attention, but when the priest asked if anyone was familiar with a certain book about animals, she said: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! That made efurrybuddy in the chapel smile and laugh! WOL! Mama had no idea that Nalle was reading so much! Going to therapy pup school has sure paid off fur Nalle! WOL! Here are some piccies:

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A statue of Saint Francis near the entrance to the cathedral.

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The big labyrinth and altar.

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The side chapel where we had the animal service.

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Me paying good attention to the priest’s homily (sermon).

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Me sitting patiently in the pew.

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Nalle being blessed by Father Randall. He thanked her fur speaking up during the sermon. WOL!