"A Celebration of Creation" Animal Blessings DVD
Patrick Malone Producer/Director
The "A Celebration of Creation" DVD is the professionally produced documentary that takes you behind the scenes and into the world's most beautiful and spectacular Blessing of the Animals.
Cathedral of St. John Divine
Imagine being in an enormous, elegant cathedral and you are surrounded by thousands of animals of all descriptions: dogs, cats, pigs, snakes, parrots, eagles, rabbits and ferrets. Sounds unbelievable! Yet such an event takes place each year in New York City's Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. This is the world famous Saint Francis Day Blessing of Animals.
THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT
Paul Winter, The Paul Winter Consort
This beautiul St. Francis pet blessing DVD features the Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort performing the ethereal music of the Earth Mass, also know as the Missa Gaia. This wondrous music weaves in the voices of wolves, whales, eagles and loons.
THE PROCESSION OF ANIMALS
The Procession of Animals
The Procession of Animals is just one of the day’s highlights in which dozens of creatures including camels, llamas, eagles, hawks, horses, cows, goats, and even insects are marched down the two football fields long Cathedral isle to the altar where they are blessed by several bishops.
THE PET BLESSINGS
Franciscan Monk Blesses Dog
The lush grounds of the Cathedral provide the setting for the individual pet blessings. An amazing array of pets are blessed by Franciscan monks, priests and bishops. Pet blessings can be very helpful for these wonderful creatures, especially the old and those ailing.
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine chose the Feast of St. Francis for the Pet Blessing as Francis is the patron saint of both ecology and of animals. The Cathedral felt that this was an appropriate time to draw attention to the Earth's environmental problems and to celebrate the creatures of our planet.
"A Celebration of Creation" DVD captures all the beauty, the spectacle and the emotion of this amazing event that has grown into the largest pet blessing on Earth.
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