Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church Blesses Animals

On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church located in Cave Creek, Arizona will host a blessing of the animals.  The event starts at 10:00am and all animals receive a St. Francis medal.  According the church, they host this event to celebrate God’s creation.  Here is how they describe it:

“When we bless something, we focus our attention on the perfection that God put into it when God created it.  When we bless what is good in our lives we increase it, and recognize it as a channel of God’s grace in our lives. In the Blessing of the Animals, we give thanks for the ways in which they enrich our lives, and recognize our role as faithful stewards of God’s creation.” 

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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.