Baltimore Humane Society To Bless Pets For World Animal Day

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REISTERSTOWN - The Baltimore Humane Society will be offering a special kind of blessing this October, a blessing for pets!

In celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, Father Patrick M. Carrion from the Saint Bernadette Parish will be at Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park, offering blessings to household pets of all kinds on October 2nd-4th.

Baltimore Humane Society Memorial Park in Reisterstown was established more than 80 years ago and is the final resting place for many beloved pets from Baltimore County.

Saint Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment due to his professed love for the environment. In the Canticle of the Creatures, a book by Francis, he says praises the earth and the many creatures who inhabit it.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, "his sermons preached to animals," and he "insisted that all creatures are brothers and sisters under God."

The Feast of Saint Francis coincides with world animal day and is an excellent opportunity to celebrate all of our beloved furry family members. According to the World Animal Day website, the event's purpose is "to raise the status of animals and help improve welfare standards across the globe."

Father Patrick M. Carrion, who will perform the blessings, has served in the priesthood since 1982. He is a Baltimore native and a graduate of the University of Maryland and St. Mary'sMary's Seminary and University. He will also bless the ashes of pets who have passed away for anyone who wishes to bring them.

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