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Photo Gallery: Blessing of the Animals in the Prado

Old North Church and RUFF (Responsible Urbanites for Fido) hosted Sunday’s annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony bringing all sorts of pets and humans to the Prado in Boston’s North End. The service commemorates the life of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Rev. Steve Ayers and Rev. Ellie Terry of the Old North Church, gave readings from scripture and prayers. The team from RUFF organized dog owners and provided an informational table as well as homemade treats for people and dogs.