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In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Joseph Church held an animal blessing Oct. 1. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals. His feast day was celebrated Oct. 4

Animal blessing event draws big crowd

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While the lizards and the fish didn't mind the Holy Water, some of the cats in attendance looked a little perplexed when they got sprinkled during the St. Joseph Church Blessing of the Animals Oct. 1.

The weather was perfect for the outdoor gathering and everyone there seemed to have a good time.

"We were so excited and what a beautiful day," said Bridget Samson, parish life coordinator.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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