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Globetrotters: Las Fiestas de San Anton

I couldn't resist passing along this beautiful photo! Taken today at Madrid's San Anton church, animal lovers came from all over to have their pets blessed during the feast of San Anton. San Anton, the patron saint of animals, is honored by Catholic churches in Spain — and many priests like Father Juan Manuel Villar perform this doggie ceremony with an aspergillum.

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rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 8 years
i thought it was st francis of assisi well guess i am wrong, i would love to take gordo and any future pets to an event like that!
Tech Tech 8 years
That is so cool! There should be more pet-blessing ceremonies across the world!
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
awww
Dollylo Dollylo 8 years
In Paris, there's a church (christian one) where you can come with your pet 1 sunday of the month because this day, this is a special service for all animals!
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
That's an adorable picture. If that were Brando, however, that would be in his mouth. :sigh:
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 8 years
Awww, this is so cute. I love the little dog in the picture. This would be really interesting to see.
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