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Napa Pets Blessed on Feast of St. Francis (Photo Gallery)

Churches around Napa celebrated the feast day of St. Francis Thursday with "Blessing of the Animals" ceremonies. Do you have a photo to share?

"All creatures great and small," from eager Labrador retrievers straining at their leashes to shy cats and hamsters in their carriers, received a blessing and a sprinkle of holy water Thursday at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1917 First St. in Napa.

Other Napa churches taking part in the annual blessing included St. John the Baptist and St. Apollinaris.

If you brought an animal to be blessed, we'd love to see a photo: Just click the upload button on this page. Thank you! —Louisa

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Karen Calhoun October 05, 2012 at 04:02 PM
If you missed this one, Napa Valley Lutheran is having their 2nd annual Blessing of the Animals this Sunday, October 7, at 3:00 pm. 1796 Elm Street (corner of Elm and Jefferson). Info at (707) 226-8166.
Teri Buchanan REALTOR October 05, 2012 at 05:06 PM
What great photos, Louisa! We were so happy you were able to attend and were all blessed by the joyous event. Thanks again.
Ash Leigh October 05, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Yes, great photos. Thanks for sharing.

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