Franciscan Blessing Of The Animals

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.

Published by kristennelsondvm

Dr. Kristen Nelson grew up on a farm in Watertown, Minn., where she developed a deep love for animals of all kinds. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Kris then completed a small-animal internship at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. In addition to writing and speaking, she cares for small and exotic animals in Scottsdale, Az. Dr. Nelson is widely quoted in the media. Her credits include Ladies’ Home Journal, USA TODAY, the Los Angeles Times and numerous radio and television interviews. Dr. Nelson has written two books, Coated With Fur: A Vet’s Life and Coated With Fur: A Blind Cat’s Love. Kris and her husband Steve share their home with rescued cats, birds and a dog.

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