Animal Blessing Service, Monday 4th Oct, 4pm
A short service to bless our animals, large or small, will take place in the carpark of Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph Catholic church
132 High Street, Lymington - at the bottom of the hill, opposite the gold post box.
on Monday 4th October at 4pm.
The church car park will be closed to cars for the duration of the service.
Please bring your pets along to be blessed.
Everyone is welcome.
Francis of Assisi, venerated as Saint Francis of Assisi, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic, and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women's Order of St. Clare, the Third Order of St. Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity.
Pope Gregory IX canonized Francis on 16 July 1228. Along with Catherine of Siena, he was designated patron saint of Italy. He later became associated with patronage of animals and the natural environment, and it became customary for churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on or near his feast day of 4 October. In 1223, Francis arranged for the first Christmas live nativity.
Prayer Vigil Service
There will be a Prayer Vigil Service to mark the Feast of St Francis of Assisi
in Our Lady of Mercy and St Joseph’s Catholic church
on Monday 4th October
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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Our Lady of Mercy & St Joseph Catholic Church car park, Lymington, Lymington, New Forest SO41 9AQOur Lady of Mercy & St Joseph Catholic Church car park, Lymington, Lymington, New Forest SO41 9AQ
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