Every year at around this time, Grace-St. Stephens Episcopal Church holds its Blessing of the Pets in memory of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of pets. Last year was the first time the parish held the event since returning to the church building at 601 N. Tejon after the much publicized split within the congregation in 2007. This year’s blessing will be held today at 5:30 p.m. and all are welcome. In case you’re wondering what to expect, we went last year and put together this audio slide show.

 

3 Responses to Blessing of the Furries

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    What a cheerful way to start the day!

  2. Finn says:

    And great way to end the day…. We attended last night with hamsters, our cat and a hen. Thanks for getting the word out and please remind us next year.

  3. Clelia deMoraes says:

    One of the highlights of my year. Thank you, again, for sharing.

News

AP
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Blizzard warnings were declared from Rhode Island to parts of New Hampshire and Maine Tuesday. Since Sunday, parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts have had more than two feet of snow.
 

AP
January 27, 2015 | NPR · When Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey are sentenced in March, they face decades in prison. Vandenburg was also convicted of tampering with evidence and unlawful photography.
 

January 27, 2015 | NPR · All 50 states and the District of Columbia sponsor 529 plans. Critics had called the proposal to limit them a tax hike on the middle class.
 

Arts & Life

Flickr
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Lost in a deep depression, Marie Mutsuki Mockett visited a temple owned by her mother’s family near Fukushima. There, she found traditions and ways of thought that helped her work through her grief.
 

via Getty Images
January 27, 2015 | NPR · What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob’s burgers.
 

January 27, 2015 | NPR · Esther Freud’s new novel Mr. Mac and Me traces an unlikely friendship between a lonely boy and a struggling artist. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says the book has both technical prowess and grace.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
January 27, 2015 | WXPN · The former lead singer of Men At Work tells the story of his band’s international success.
 

Mountain Stage
January 27, 2015 | NPR · Hear the Portland string band, with members of The Decemberists and Bearfoot, as it performs live.
 

NPR
January 27, 2015 | NPR · The Nashville singer writes with acidic wit in lines worthy of his old mentor, Shel Silverstein.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab