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Blessing of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals - October 3 & 4, 2015

St. John's held its annual Blessing of the Animals Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Shirlington Dog Park and on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at St. John's Church, to celebrate the feast of St. Francis.

Below are photos of a few of those participating this year.  (For pictures from 2012 and 2103, keep scrolling down.)

 

 

 

 


Blessing of the Animals - October 6, 2013

St. John's held its annual Blessing of the Animals October 6, 2013, to celebrate the feast of St. Francis.

Below are photos of a few of those participating this year.  (For pictures from 2012, keep scrolling down.)

 

 

 

  


Blessing of the Animals in 2012

On October 7, 2012 to celebration of the feast of St. Francis St. John's had the annual Blessing of the Animals.

Even though it was raining, a number of St. John's parish and Glencarlyn neighbors brought thier animals to be blessed by Reverend Ann Barker.

 
   

Photos of the Blessing by Beth Cavey.

 

St John's News Item

The Blessing of the Animals at St John's was the front page story of the October 10-16 issue of the Arlington Connection. The story, which continued on page 3, included several photos from some of our Glencarlyn neighbors (see St John's News Item.)  

Link to the October 10-15 Arlington Connection Image below from the Arlington Connection  Photo from cover is below.