The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi brought out a menagerie of Capitol Hill creatures great and small to the lawn of St. Joseph’s church this afternoon. Several happy dogs — and one a little anxious but blessed, still — a couple of rats and a few photographs and ashes of companions who had passed received St. Francis’ blessing of the animals.
From the Prayer of St. Francis
By our own fault
we have lost the beautiful relationship
which we once had with all your creation.
Help us to see
that by restoring our relationship with You
we will also restore it
with all Your creation.