St Francis Day/
Blessing of Animals
Click on Scripture Lessons below for study links and resources
- Pet Blessings, Carol Bamwell, 2014.
- Blessing the Animals, Jan Richardson, The Painted Prayerbook, 2013. (Use of images.)
- "Do All Dogs Go to Heaven?" Richelle Thompson, 2011.
- Prayers of the People appropriate for a St Francis observation, Rick Morley, 2013.
- "Go a Little Crazy on St Francis Day," Frances Mawhood Lee, Faith and Leadership, 2012.
- Hymn and Song Suggestions, St Francis Day / Blessing of the Animals, 2011, annotated suggestions from Natalie Sims, Singing from the Lectionary.
- Prayers based on the Canticle of the Sun, Rick Morley, prayers of the people, 2011.
- Blessing of the Animals Slideshow by Graham Gordon, HopeandHealing.org. Free use.
- Blessing of the Animals Sunday., Season of Creation.
- Blessing the Beasts, Episcopal Café.
- Feast of St Francis, Jan Richardson, The Painted Prayerbook, 2008. (Use of images.)
- Francis of Assisi, James Kiefer, Episcopal Lectionary site.
- Francis of Assisi, Prayer of St Francis, Wikipedia.
- Blessing of the Animals, Web of Creation, Ecology Resources: Transforming Faith and Society.
- “O God, Your Creatures Fill the Earth” an original hymn by Carolyn Winfrey Gillette, 2011, celebrates God’s care for animals and our call to do the same. This hymn was written for the Humane Society of the United States for use on St. Francis Day and the blessing of animals services. Tune: ELLACOMBE 188.8.131.52 D (“I Sing the Mighty Power of God”).
- St Francis of Assisi, Blessing of Animals, American Catholic.org
- Feast of St Francis of Assisi, gratefulness.org.
- Creation Season Resources, Rev. Bosco Peters, New Zealand.
- St Francis Day Blessing of the Pets Liturgy (October 4, 1999) by Rev. Robert Morrison and Rev. Richard Fairchild. At Richard Fairchild's "Sermons & Sermon - Lectionary Resources."
- Saint Francis and the Blessing of Animals, Catholic Culture.
- The Blessing of Pets on the Day of Francis of Assisi. From T.S. Simons, Blessings for God's People, 1983. Adapted by the Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, ELCA.
- St Francis and the Animals, contemporary icon.
- Animal Blessing Ceremonies Honor Pets, Saint Francis, Pia Sarkar, Beliefnet.
- Climate Change Day of Prayer, Churches Together in Britain & Ireland.