Blessing of the animals
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — Pet owners brought out their furry friends to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital for a special blessing.
Owners and their pets are prayed over and sprinkled with holy water. The Catholic ceremony honors St. Francis of Assisi's love of animals. St. Francis was known to preach to animals and have a special bond with all living creatures.
Those who attended said the blessing will help protect the pets who's presence gives comfort to their owners everyday.