In San Diego, the annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrates St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals. Activities for both animals and families make this celebration very moving to all who participate.
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will host the 9th annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, Jan. 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. The main attraction will be a pet blessing between 1:00 and 1:30 PM. Admission is free.
A Blessing of the Animals event has been happening in Old Town for more than 300 years. In San Diego's past, the annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrated St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals.
The event in the central plaza of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park will include adoption opportunities from various rescue groups and educational information on rescuing, rehabilitation and supporting the animals in your area.
Sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes, the Blessing of the Animals event invites people and animals of all faiths and convictions to participate.
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