The All Saints Episcopal Church here on Tybee is going to be hosting a wonderful event coming up in October! All pets are invited to attend the Blessing of the Pets..and of course, your humans are welcome too! There will be fun for all, a performance by the Savannah Children’s Preparatory Choir, and even the local mounted patrol and K-9 unit will join the festivities!
October 4th is the Feast of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment. Saint Francis was born in Assisi in 1182. He lived a simply life of poverty, committed to God, and gained a reputation for being a friend to all animals. He established the rule of St. Francis, which today is known as the Order of Saint Francis, or the Franciscans. He died in 1266 at the age of 44. The Blessing of the Pets is done all over the world in remembrance of the love Saint Francis had for all creatures!
|Learn more about the history of The Blessing of the Pets here!|
The church is on Jones Avenue here on Tybee Island. If you are headed in from Savannah, turn right onto Jone Avenue at the second light and go 8 blocks. The church will be on your left! And don’t worry, if the weather doesn’t cooperate, the festivities will move to the church hall. We can’t wait to see everyone there and celebrate that special bond we share with our furry friends!