Sunday, October 2, 2011
The Blessing of the Animals - Oct. 9, 4:00 PM
Everyone is cordially invited to St. James-Santee's annual Blessing of the Animals. It will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, Oct. 9 - on the steps of the Chapel of Ease. Please join us and bring whatever critters you may have. The Blessing of the Animals is offered in thanksgiving for the life of St. Francis of Assisi. Here is his Collect (prayer).
Most high, omnipotent, good Lord, grant your people grace to renounce gladly the vanities of this world; that, following the way of blessed Francis, we may for love of you delight in your whole creation with perfectness of joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.