Blessing of the Animals 2013 (part 1)
Hi Everyone! I’m still on hiatus around here. However, it was that time of the year, where the Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi Day was held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. I wanted to share my photos with you. I’ve put the photos in two posts.
Many people attended the church service with their pets.
Towards the end of the service, a special procession of other animals walked into the church.
At the end of the service, the handler removed the wreath around the llama’s neck.
I think the llama was very relieved.
What animal is this? I heard someone call it a bull and another call it a bison.
After the service as over, he was very hesitant to walk down the stairs.
He took a few steps and then stopped. He wouldn’t move.
His wise handlers decided not to force him to walk.
They relaxed with him, waiting for him to decide to move again.
If you’re interested, you can see more photos BELOW.