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Students Bless Pets for St. Francis Day

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The Holy Nativity Episcopal School opened its doors to a special group of furry friends. Wednesday morning, families blessed their pets as a way of saying thanks for God's creations.

They're praying for pups, blessing birds and bunnies, and saying a grace for a gecko. Students at the Holy Nativity Episcopal School brought in their furry friends, and some not so furry friends, to be blessed.

The school is celebrating St. Fancis day. He was an Italian monk from the 12 century known for his love of the environment and animals. Wednesday, to honor St. Francis, students could bring their pets, a picture of their pets, or even a stuffed animal to be blessed.

"She's one of my favorite dogs. She's really sweet," say Abigail Anderson, a student at Holy Nativity. "I was happy that she got blessed, so hopefully she'll be with me for a long time."

Sadie Bartels brought her reptile Lizzy to school to be bless. "It makes me feel happy because she's protected."