"All praise to you, O Lord, for all these our brother and sister creatures." - Canticle of the Creatures, Francis of Assisi
We are burying sweet Lucy's ashes today. It seems most fitting to do so today, on the feast day of my patron saint, that great lover of animals, St. Francis of Assisi.
Every year at my old parish in New York, we celebrated the feast of St. Francis with a Service of Blessing the Animals. It was always such a loving and joyous occasion.