Blessing of the Pets Set for Monday

Omaha, NE – Everyone is invited to the Blessing of the Pets at College of St. Mary on Monday.

Marketing Director Carmen Steele says people are welcome to come to the event and bring their pets, whether cats or dogs, fish or snakes. The event takes place in the college's new Prayer Circle and is being held in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. She says the Prayer Circle has been created around a new sculpture by a local artist. The crucifix sculpture is called "Embrace of Hope".

The Blessing of the Pets begins at 5:30 on Monday evening. College of St. Mary is located at 7000 Mercy Road.