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In my new life in Florida I've now met something I've only previously met on vicar of Finley ... The blessing of animals (as part of st Francis celebrations). Any suggestions for psalms and appropriate music?
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How about "All Things Bright and Beautiful" as one of the hymns. Psalm 8 is also good, as is the Canticle of Daniel, which exhorts all creation to bless the Lord: "You dolphins and all water creatures, bless the Lord. / All you birds of the air, bless the Lord. / All you beasts, wild and tame, bless the Lord". For a contemporary hymn, maybe Canticle of the Sun by Marty Haugen? The blessing of animals has taken off quite well here in Ireland; this year the Feast of St Francis falls on a Saturday, allowing more people, and other creatures, to attend.