Thursday, October 4, 2012

Feast day St Francis

Today is the feast day under the Catholic calendar for St Francis of Assisi. I cite this cause St Francis was a reknown and serious birdwatcher in his day...... known as the saint for animals and the environment

On July 16, 1228, he was pronounced a saint by Pope Gregory IX. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment, and one of the two patrons of Italy (with Catherine of Siena), and it is customary for Catholic and Anglican churches to hold ceremonies blessing animals on his feast day of 4 October.[7]


PS.. Photos from yesterday's post now up..see them below posting 10/3