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Faith First brings to life stories of the Saints and their critters

This past Saturday, parishioners & their furry family members gathered together for the annual Pet Blessing. Along with the traditional blessing, families discovered the untold tales of the Saints and the animals who helped them.

Celebrating the feast of St. Francis of Assisi & his love for all God's creatures with a Pet Blessing is a familiar tradition within Catholic parishes.  But, do you know the story of St. Brendan & the whale?  Or what about St. Medard & the eagle?  Six Holy Infant teens helped bring to life the lesser known stories of these Saints & the animals who helped them. 

St. Brendan & the whale (played by Rocco Albano)

St. Clare of Assisi & her cat (played by Erin Douglas)

St. Benedict & the raven (played by Andrew Mackin)

St. Brigid & the fox (played by Kendra Gentry)

St. Roch & his dog (played by Rock Araneta)

St. Medard & the eagle (played by Amelie Novio)

The stories of these saints and many more can be found in the family friendly book Holy Crocodile: Stories of Saints and the Animals who Helped Them by Caroline Cory.  Additionally, parishioners helped support the Durham APS Wish List through their generous donations of food and other items.  

Check out more photos from the event HERE

 

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