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Animals take the spotlight

Pets walked, slithered and scurried to this year’s events for the Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Ceremonies were held at The Bishop’s School on Sept. 29 and All Hallows Academy on Oct. 3.

Parents, students, teachers and faculty all turned out with furry and scaly friends in hand to be blessed.

The Rev. Mary Katherine Allman blesses Myles Collinson’s rat, Swell, during The Bishop’s Academy Blessing of the Animals & Special St. Francis of Assisi Chapel Service on Sept. 29.

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Samantha Pintar holds Noel the Guinea pig while Father Jerry O’Donnell blesses it during the Blessing of Animals at All Hallows Academy on Oct. 3.

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