OSF St. Paul in Mendota hosts blessing of animals

Celebration of St. Francis of Assisi

In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love of animals, OSF St. Paul Medical Center in Mendota, will be hosting a special blessing just for pets.

The blessing of animals will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Monday at the OSF St. Paul Serenity Garden located on the west side of the hospital, 1201 E. 12th St.

Bring pets on a leash or in a carrier. Deacon George Schramm will bless each animal.