|For a few years, I have been participating in the Ultimate Blogging Challenge. It is held four times a year. The challenge is to write a blog post every day for an entire month. So, today is the first day of the October challenge.
Today, Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Grand Island, New York, held its annual pet blessing. Saint Francis, whose feast day is October 4th, is the patron saint of animals and ecology. Saint Francis of Assisi, Italy, who was born in the early 1180s, saw all living creatures as brothers and sisters under God. He preached to the birds and he blessed the animals.