Bless­ing of the An­i­mals

The Boyertown Area Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

Ry­erss Farm for Aged Equines on Route 23 in War­wick Town­ship was the site of the 28th an­nual “Bless­ing of the An­i­mals” event. The non-de­nom­i­na­tional ser­vice is the re­sult of a 12th and 13th cen­tury cus­tom started by a Catholic Monk, Saint Fran­cis of As­sisi. Rev. Will Humes, pas­tor of Coven­tryville United Methodist Church, per­formed the bless­ings for horses re­sid­ing at Ry­errs and area an­i­mals brought in to the farm by their own­ers.

TOM KELLY III — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Area res­i­dents and their pets line up for a “Bless­ing of the An­i­mals” event at Ry­errs Farm.

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