‘Blessing of the Animals’ held at The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe

The Nativity School honored its Patron Saint, St. Francis of Assisi, on Oct. 4 with a traditional “Blessing of the Animals.”

The students brought a family pet to the school and Father Larry Dolan said a short blessing of health and well being for them. The event includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, reptiles, and all loved creatures. Every year a collection of donations of pet food to benefit The Helen Woodward Animal Center is also held (the Woodward Center and some of its residents are also invited to the event).

Photos/McKenzie Images.