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The blessing of the beasts

...Beasts. This blessing commemorates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi and his understanding of the connectedness of all...like animals?" In the early 13th century, St. Francis of Assisi earned a reputation for being a medieval beast whisperer...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-09-29/blessing-beasts
Neighbors
Ceremony rains blessings on Juneau's cats and dogs

...the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Father Ed Penisten led the ceremony to commemorate the feast day for St. Francis of Assisi. "May God who created the animals of this earth, as a help to us, continue to protect and sustain us with the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-05/ceremony-rains-blessings-juneaus-cats-a
Local
Bishop's Perspective: Before I die...

...desire to introduce others to what is good - all of this and more, seen as the completion of who they are. Saint Francis of Assisi once said, "Remember that when you leave this earth you can taken nothing of what you have received, but only...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-17/i-die
Opinion
SF archbishop jokes about recent DUI arrest

...mentioned marriage only obliquely during his homily. Thursday was the feast day of San Francisco's patron saint, St. Francis of Assisi, and the archbishop said that St. Francis, too, lived during a time of spiritual unrest, "even to the point...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2012-10-05/sf-archbishop-jokes-about-recent-dui-
Not For Web
In the stacks: True stories at the library

...on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries this week. Sound off on the important issues at "On the Road with Francis of Assisi," by Linda Bird Francke. Francke details her journey through Italy and Egypt with her husband, using medieval...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081106/boo_20060811023.shtml
Books
Divine intervention called on for critters

...children, brought their pets Monday afternoon to St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals. ``St. Francis was one who often befriended animals in his life,'' the Rev...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100599/Loc_critters.html
Local
This Day in History

...Mike Espy announced his resignation because of questions about gifts he'd received. In the world In 1226, St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, died. He was canonized in 1228. In 1929, the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100304/sta_history.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Online Archive Local News: Locals plan dinner to benefit quake victims 5/19/98

...show slides of the area and tell stories about the environment and life in the area, including the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Katie Heldt and Susan Fitzgerald will also do readings, and pianist Robert Cohen and La Chapelle will perform...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051998/dinner.html
A journey filled with hope

St. Francis of Assisi did not embrace the radical call to conversion until he found Christian hope in his physical embrace of a person with leprosy...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-04/journey-filled-hope
Opinion
Photo: Blessing of the Animals

...Skater's Cabin. Come to have your pet blessed and give thanks for their lives. The service is in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, who is often pictured holding and surrounded by animals. Please bring dogs on leashes. For more information...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080909/nei_479908296.shtml

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