Monday, October 03, 2005

St Francis of Assisi

Today was the feast day for St Francis of Assisi who is also the patron saint of animals.

It is also the day where a special service is held for the blessing of 'pets'. Here is the prayer:
Blessed are you, Lord God, maker of all living creatures. You called forth fish in the sea, birds in the air and animals on the land. You inspired St. Francis to call all of them his brothers and sisters. We ask you to bless this pet. By the power of your love, enable it to live according to your plan. May we always praise you for all your beauty in creation. Blessed are you, Lord our God, in all your creatures! Amen.

You can find out more about St Francis of Assisi here:
Catholic Online

My human told me that he saw the cloak of St Francis of Assisi at Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence. He was very excited and moved at the time (even though he is not Catholic).

*As always, please check out Cooper and Camilla who always have interesting things to say.


Today was a strange Monday. My human stayed home with me for most of the day, but I didn't even notice that he was here as I was napping on my mat on the deck outside (but not outdoors). Something about a public holiday called Labour Day. It was a nice warm but breezy day (about 25 degrees Celsius), and it was nice being able to nap outside.

I did have some lap time today, when he did watch some tv, whatever was on (I wasn't paying attention). He also made me listen to Scissor Sisters which I kinda liked, especially when he was trying to get me to dance with him to the song Laura where he was doing some variation of The Charleston while I meowed back at him. What fun!

Scissor Sisters CD cover

Scissor Sisters - official site

Numb3rs is on tonight on tv, which means a long brush of my fur. What an exciting Monday this has been.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to watch on Tuesday nights on TV? I suggest you try 'Second Opinion' at 6.30pm on ABC (our greatest national treasure) for an interesting view on alternative therapies and the western medical tradition. I think you'd like it :-))

Wednesday, 19 October, 2005  
Blogger Keiser said...

After Dr Who, we switch to SBS World News. You are right, have seen some of 'Second Opinion' but keep forgetting.

Thursday, 27 October, 2005  

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