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Blessings of the Animals

October 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

The “Blessing of the Animals” will be a positive, inclusive event where ALL are welcome.  We are giving all animal lovers the opportunity to celebrate the miraculous creatures that share our lives and convey a blessing to them.

This is an international day of celebration, based on a centuries-old tradition recognized with a feast in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226). He was known for his vow of poverty and his special connection to animals, among many other things.

All creatures great and small are welcome, including fur, finned, and feathered!


  • 5pm: Opening Activities – Vendors, Food Trucks, Music
  • 5pm – 6pm: Individual blessings of the animals. After the blessing, participants can go to a table to get a personalized Certificate of Blessing. The 1st 50 attendees will receive a Smart Dog Dallas treat box and a St. Francis Medallion.
  • 6:40pm: Group Service led by Alfie’s Mom
  • 7pm: Safe Travels
  • Special Notes: For the safety of all participants (predator and prey alike), all animals must be on a leash or in a carrier.

The Pavilion at Pike West Commerce Apartments

448 W Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75208 United States
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