Blessing of Animals?
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Animals suffer on account of man's fall into sin which  brought death and pain upon all living things.  They are wonderful companions and hard workers for many. I love the idea of blessing animals and personally make the sign of the cross over all the animals in my life, asking God to bless and keep them safe, and sometimes entrusting them to my favorite "animal lover" saints (Paul of Obnora, St Gerasimos et.al.). It seems like a natural expression of folkish type piety to me and I've never really been against it. Seems to me that since animals make up such a large part of our lives and that they suffer on account of man we ought to include them in our blessings. Just my two cents,  but take it with a grain of salt as I'm not a RC nor am I the average mainstream type of guy. Always been kind of eccentric.
Walk before God in simplicity, and not in subtleties of the mind. Simplicity brings faith; but subtle and intricate speculations bring conceit; and conceit brings withdrawal from God. -Saint Isaac of Syria, Directions on Spiritual Training


"It is impossible in human terms to exaggerate the importance of being in a church or chapel before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. I very seldom repeat what I say. Let me repeat this sentence. It is impossible in human language to exaggerate the importance of being in a chapel or church before the Blessed Sacrament as often and for as long as our duties and state of life allow. That sentence is the talisman of the highest sanctity. "Father John Hardon
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Blessing of Animals? - by Markie Boy - 09-18-2019, 10:32 AM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by MaryTN - 09-18-2019, 04:01 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by MagisterMusicae - 09-18-2019, 04:44 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Markie Boy - 09-18-2019, 07:07 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by jovan66102 - 09-18-2019, 07:11 PM
Blessing of Animals? - by Sequentia - 09-18-2019, 08:07 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Markie Boy - 09-18-2019, 09:02 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Florus - 09-18-2019, 10:32 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by MagisterMusicae - 09-18-2019, 09:10 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Blind Horus - 09-18-2019, 09:52 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Markie Boy - 09-18-2019, 11:07 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Paul - 09-19-2019, 09:50 AM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by jovan66102 - 09-19-2019, 07:53 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by jovan66102 - 09-19-2019, 03:07 AM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by jovan66102 - 10-05-2019, 04:57 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by Blind Horus - 10-05-2019, 06:24 PM
RE: Blessing of Animals? - by formerbuddhist - 10-06-2019, 04:14 PM



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