All Creatures Great and Small at St George’s Cathedral
Violet the cart horse led the procession as St George’s Cathedral in Capetown celebrated the feast of St Francis with the blessing of animals great and small! Her good friend Kamalie joined the procession at St Stephen’s Pinelands.
The feast of St Francis is a day of giving thanks to God for our companion animals. it is a day of giving thanks for this wonderful web of creation that we are part of, but it is also a day to weep for our guilt. According to the WWF, in the last 40 years two thirds of river creatures have been wiped out and 40% of sea and land animals. Today also marks the Day of Farmed animals as we remember and confess the cruel treatment of animals raised for food.