2014 Blessing of the Animals, Washington DC

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Lots of people have their pets blessed on St Francis of Assissi Day.

That being October 4, which is a Saturday this year.

 

Since my dog is always up for another car ride, it seemed to make sense to head over to the Franciscan Monatery in (Brookland)Washington, DC this year.

 

The info is:

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land (upper gardens)
1400 Quincy Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

If you need directions, or anything more, find them here

The grounds are also quiet if you just want to stroll, either with the dog, or the child, or just yourself.

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Claude Labbe, Realty for Your Busy Life

Real Living | At Home
11 Dupont Circle #650
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 518-8781 bus / (703) 868-7774 mobile
claude@labbe.com

 

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Tammy Lankford,
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have never even heard of it.  It is also however my mother in law's birthday.

Oct 02, 2014 01:12 PM #1
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Claude Labbe
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Tammy Lankford It makes you wonder, right?  If your m-i-l has a thing for animals, then maybe everyone on that date must have the stars aligned the right way.

Oct 02, 2014 01:15 PM #2
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She loves all things nature Claude.  So you must be right.

Oct 02, 2014 01:16 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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This relates to Feng Shui and peacefulness and keeping the peace in an indirect way.

Oct 03, 2014 03:35 PM #4
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Jane Peters
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I hope you and your dog enjoy the day. I had never heard of it either.

Oct 04, 2014 02:55 AM #5
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Claude Labbe
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Jane Peters We had fun.  Easily 100 dogs/pets and maybe 150 people there this afternoon.  I've done these at the National Cathedral before, but this year, the Franciscan option seemed natural.

Oct 04, 2014 12:12 PM #6
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Laura Cerrano
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I think I forgot to like your post yesterday, so here goes.

Oct 04, 2014 04:17 PM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
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Hello Claude,

What a lovely post - I had not heard of this special event before, now I will mark my calendar for next year!

Oct 05, 2014 08:17 PM #8
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Inna Ivchenko
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I never thought of it, but why not.

Our pets are like family members, we love them so much.

Oct 06, 2014 06:47 AM #9
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Claude Labbe
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Laura Cerrano thanks for the like.

Lisa Von Domek yes, it's an annual thing here in DC, several different churches do this.  I've even got my family in NH & Boston now getting their dogs blessed annually as well.

Inna Ivchenko the thing about our cats & dogs..they never argue and we always are right.

Oct 06, 2014 11:39 AM #10
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Good morning Claude. New one on me as well. I supposed there is not reason that all pets get all the prayers they can get as well as humans.

Thank you for commenting on my post.

Oct 06, 2014 10:29 PM #11
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Claude Labbe
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Joe Petrowsky you know how pet owners can be; and once someone had this idea, it's a natural to see how churches naturally saw it as one more way to keep in touch with their flock.

I'll believe churches try to keep in touch as much as realtors do.  I know of one person locally who is a consultant to churches for this very idea: how to grow and maintain membership.

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I just realized I've already commented on this post more than likely, but it's still a good cause nonetheless. Blessings!

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