Blessing of the Animals

Each year during the fall Corrales Harvest Festival, San Gabriel the Archangel hosts a Blessing of the Animals for the entire community. Our pets are part of our family and we love them as such, so we bless them! The event is held near the Feast of St. Francis, which is October 4. As St. Francis was banished from his community, he preached the love of Jesus to the woodland animals and we share that love with our finned, furred, feathered, and hooved friends as well.