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A pet owner kisses a bearded dragon after it was blessed by a priest during the blessing of the animals Sept. 30 in Manila, Philippines. The service was celebrated in observance of the Oct. 4 feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. (CNS photo/Romeo Ranoco, Reuters)

Is your pastor blessing animals on the feast day of St. Francis, Oct. 4? Send your best “blessing” photos by email to Todd Habiger at:

All submissions will be shared on our social media platforms and the very best will make it into print!

Watch for other “Hit us with your best shot” features in upcoming issues.

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The Leaven

The Leaven is the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

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