Animals Blessed on St. Francis of Assisi day

Pastors Mary Piper and Harvey Ray with Ray?s greyhound, Autumn. On October 28, a sculpture of the 12th century monk decorated the entrance to St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Shady Cove. It depicted the friar harboring a dove in his right palm, and another atop his left shoulder. A closer glance confirmed that someone with…

Animals blessed

The "Blessing of Animals" will take place at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Sunday October 28 at 9:30 a.m. This event in honor of St. Francis of Assisi is an annual celebration in many congregations around the world. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. Years ago, farmers would bring a sheep or other…