St. Francis Day
Blessing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:15 am and 1:30 pm
In the church.
Our commemoration of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi will include two opportunities for blessings of live, stuffed or photographed animals: during the 9:30 am Early Church service, and for members and the wider community, at 1:30 pm.
We will welcome Neslihan Şenocak, Associate Professor of History at Columbia University, as our guest preacher at the 11:15 am Holy Eucharist. Prof. Şenocak specializes in medieval religious, intellectual and social history, in particular the Franciscan Order, popular religion, the rise of scholastic education, and the care of souls. Her first book is entitled The Poor and the Perfect: the Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order 1209-1310
. She is now working on her second book on the care of souls in Medieval Italy.
Please join us.