The blessing of the animals at San Luis Rey was well attended. The two blessings were set in a day of festivities. There were two long lines of animals and their pet lovers at each event. Fr. Vince, Fr. Stephen, Br. Pat, Br. Tito and Fr. Anthony did the honors.
A quick summary of the pets: Many dogs (over 100), 4 cats, 3 mice, 2 hamsters, 4 turtles, 4 birds, 2 pythons (one about 4 ft long the other about 8 ft long), an iguana and a dragon. There were also a few blessings of pet ashes. Noah would be proud and so would St. Francis. The pet owners were grateful and hopefully they will be back next year.