“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the air, and they will tell you;  or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.”
Job 12


Join us on the eve of the Feast of St. Francis with your pets for stories about the patron saint of animals and ecology and a blessing for your pets. Francis’s spirituality originated with the Celtic missionaries who brought Christianity to that part of Italy where he was raised, and was expressed through his love for all of creation, as he preached sermons to animals and wrote hymns praising all creatures as brothers and sisters in God.

Following the blessing, you’ll have time to reflect on the significance of animals in your life.

This event will be rescheduled in late Spring 2019 in order to take advantage of longer daylight hours.  Please check the Wisdom Ways website for information regarding the reschedule.

Blessing Leaders:

Ed Sellner, professor emeritus of theology at St. Catherine University, is author of many books on Celtic spirituality, including the forthcoming Celtic Saints and Animal Stories: A New Spirituality of Holiness. A Fellow at the Oxford University of Animal Ethics in Oxford, England, he lives with two exceptional dogs, Hana and Mac, who continue to teach him much about wisdom and the holy life.

Barbara Lund, Wisdom Ways Director

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