St. Francis blesses the pets on Feast Day

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - St. Francis Medical Center celebrated the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with its annual Blessing of the Pets.

Families came out to Anna Gray Noe Park to have their pets blessed.

Some pets weren't feeling well and couldn't make it out. So, they received their blessings via pictures on the phone.

Officials say it's all about helping families and honoring St. Francis, who had a "special liking for animals."

St. Francis has been blessing the pets for more than 25 years.