COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love for animals, St Anne Catholic Church held a blessing of the animals Friday morning.
The blessing took place in front of the church. Families were able to have their animals blessed with holy water.
Reverend Jeremiah McCarthy says the blessing of animals shines light on creation that is sometimes overlooked.
"In blessing the animals, we are respecting one aspect of creation that is sometimes overlooked, and perhaps distorted. I'm delighted to meet with these wonderful children and pets because they love their pets and certainly they reflect the love of God," Rev. Jeremiah McCarthy said,from St. Anne Catholic Church.
The blessing was held in observance of the Feast Day for Saint Francis of Assisi celebrated on Oct. 4.