In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi, Nativity will hold its annual blessing of the animals tomorrow, Sunday, October 2, at 9:15 a.m.
We will meet at the outside altar; please proceed to the Dog Side, the Cat Side, or the All Other Side, and watch for the Rector's reaction when presented with a snake who is yet one year older. And longer. (even she doesn't know what her reaction will be!)
A Prayer Attributed to St. Francis
Lord, make us instruments of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let us sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is discord, union;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that we may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.