Saint Francis is revered through time for many reasons – including his love of animals. I have been privileged to travel to Assisi and highly recommend the trip to that tranquil and beautiful town. Saint Francis understood the interconnectedness humans share with the planet and other creatures. It is therefore fitting that centuries after his death, the Franciscan’s celebrate animals and invite God’s blessing upon them.
Next Sunday, October 23rd, 2011, I look forward to joining the second of a two day event at the Franciscan Renewal Center (also known as “The Casa”) to celebrate animals. I will also sign copies of Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life, with a portion of the proceeds going to the good work of The Casa. Here is a link for more information: http://www.thecasa.org/about-us/st-francis-festival
The Franciscan’s make our world a more peaceful, loving place. Their love of animals is one wonderful example of that spirit. I hope you can join us for this blessing of the animals.