Here are the best St. Francis of Assisi Prayers for Animals And pets.
Who is St. Francis?
St. Francis was born during the 12th century and lived in Italy. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor and the women’s Order of St. Clare for those who are unable to lead the life of an itinerant preacher. Francis is one of the most revered religious figures of all time.
His generosity to the poor and willingness to serve the lepers are some of his most enduring memories. He also has a fond memory for his love for nature and animals. He is the patron saint of the environment and animals in the Catholic Church.
What are the characteristics and traits of St Francis of Assisi?
His Spirit. Francis was one of the best troubadours in the 13th century. He was happy, he sang and he loved the natural world. He spoke to birds and animals like they were his best friends. He wrote about Brother Sun, Sister Moon in his “Canticle of Creatures”, also known as “Canticle of the Sun”.
Why is St Francis of Assisi important?
What did St Francis of Assisi have to say about animals?
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Animals
St. Francis of Assisis Prayers for Blessing of Pets & Animals
Because of Francis’ love for animals, many people bring their pets to church to be blessed on St. Francis’ feast day. You can bless and pray for your pets at home. In your garden or backyard, you can offer a verbal blessing or sprinkle of holy water.
You can use the following Pet Blessings:
Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures.
You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air, and animals on the land.
You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters.
We ask you to bless this pet.
By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan.
May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation.
Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.