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Celebrating the larger circle of life

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Francis of Assisi, revered as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, is remembered around his feast day of Oct. 4 by a variety of ceremonies in which animals — household pets of every kind — are brought to church to be blessed. It’s a tradition that extends beyond the Catholics to include their Anglican brethren and other denominations that revere Francis for his humble embrace of all God’s creatures. “All praise to you, Oh ...


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