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FRAMINGHAM – On Sunday, September 22, at 10 am, Edwards Church, United Church of Christ, in Framingham, will hold a Blessing of the Animals, followed by a Picnic with our Pets.
The service will be held outdoors, weather permitting, and all of God’s creatures are invited to attend. Please be sure dogs, cats, and other beloved animal companions are appropriately restrained and have plenty of their favorite treats. Pictures of animals who have gone on to “sainthood” can also be brought along for a blessing.
The Blessing of the Animals is a tradition that dates back to the 13th century, when Francis of Assisi preached to the birds, inspired a wolf and a town to mutual respect, and taught the sacred of all of God’s creation.
This year’s theme is “Lessons from the Lilies and the Ravens.”
Members of the bluegrass-folk group On the Fence will offer lively, inspiring
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