The Blessing Of The Animals in NYC

The blessing of animals at Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine and St. Francis of Assisi Church.

The Blessing Of The Animals is connected with World Animal Day , which is also the Catholic day of remembrance for Saint Francis of Assisi. The founder of the Franciscan Order is considered the patron saint of animals

Photos By Bruce Cotler, Bianca Otero, Debra L. Rothenberg and Reiko Yangi

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