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Blessing of the Animals

  • St. Andrew Episcopal Church 31 Park Avenue Grayslake, IL 60030 USA (map)

This special opportunity to bless God’s creatures that give us so much comfort is one of our favorite times of the year. Open to all—bring your friends and neighbors!

Started by St. Francis of Assisi almost 800 years ago, it was Francis who first introduced the idea that human beings are only one of a myriad of creations of God and all are blessed in God's eyes. St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals, and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God. 

Earlier Event: September 22
Homecoming Weekend
Later Event: December 2
Souper Sunday