Saturday, October 06, 2007

Blessing of the Animals

This Sunday, New Yorkers will line up at the cathedral of St. John the Divine for an entertaining (and possibly stinky) religious experience. They will go to have their animals blessed. It's the one day each year that people can bring their dogs, cats, monkeys, cows and elephants (no joke) to church with them.

Even those without pets or livestock can enjoy the parade that's scheduled to feature a white reindeer, a camel, two llamas, a black sheep, a golden eagle, a monkey and a boer goat.

Of course other churches around the world will be holding their own Blessing of the Animals. It's all in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is said to have possessed the ability to talk to the animals.

(Above: The smallest frog in the world (just because it's cute). Below: A camel prepares for its blessing.)


Blogger Spring said...

That is one small frog!

6:41 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I'm gonna have to go get my tasmanian devil blessed....

10:06 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

I sent a review of the empress! it should be published in about 48 hours. Go Irregulars!

4:10 PM  
Anonymous infamous said...

I should get my baby cobra blessed!

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...

I hope that means that you don't plan to eat it, infamous.

Thanks (in advance) for the review, IM! And sorry I didn't see your review earlier, Theatre!

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute frog!

I finally got my grubby paws on The Empress's Tomb, and, betraying my warnings to self to savor it, finished it in a matter of hours. I couldn't restrain myself.


6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YAY! i got the book! :)

9:01 PM  
Anonymous theatre said...

I forgot to cancel, my order on amazon for the book (!) got two copies hooray!

Does my brother qualify for a blessing, he smells the same, eats the same way, and his mannerisms have been neanderthalic as of late, JK I love my brother and his guyness

10:42 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Caption for the last pic: "Bless the camel, argetlam."
Think Eragon. Those of you who haven't read Eragon, shame on you. :)

Still, however, seriously awesome.


7:30 PM  
Blogger CosimaCat said...

Perhaps I should go get some of my classmates blessed?
(JK - most of them are tolerable. Ish.)

8:03 PM  
Anonymous Ananka said...


Of ALL people, I expect you to respond to the challenge above! The same goes for International Mastermind, Spring, Theatre, Infamous, and the rest of you!!!

8:18 PM  

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