Oct 15, 2009

Blessed Beasts

On the Sunday before I went out of town I visited the Methodist Church in Ocean Park to photograph the blessing of animals by Pastor Rene' Devantier. This was in honor of St. Francis of Assisii, the patron saint of animals. We used a couple pix as a front page package this week and I put together a short audio slideshow HERE if you wanna check it out.

While getting his face baptized by Coco the dog Pastor Devantier said "You're giving me blessings, I'm not giving you blessings."
And while most of the animals being blessed were dogs, one young woman brought this baby chick that was particularly afflicted — born with one eye, which had since dried up, and a crooked beak. But she loves it, and named it Popeye.


1 comment:

Michael said...

That parade shot makes me happy :)