St. Francis Day BCE Liturgy Resources

These prayers have been collected for use primarily at church services on the Feast of St. Francis, usually the first Sunday in October, when many churches include a Blessing of the Animals. They are, of course, also appropriate for any service in which the theme is creation, the environment, justice, and/or compassion. In each section, several prayers are offered from which to choose.

This resource includes:

A Sample Service for St. Francis Day Animal Blessings
Short Prayers for opening and closing the service
Prayers of the People
Sermons/Ideas/Inspiration for Sermons
Hymns and Songs appropriate for a Feast of St. Francis Celebration
A Blessing of the Animals
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