Mercy Medical Center holds annual 'Blessing of the Animals' - CBS 3 Springfield - WSHM

Mercy Medical Center holds annual 'Blessing of the Animals'

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Mercy Medical Center in Springfield held their annual Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday afternoon.

The hospital invited owners and their pets of every kind, including service and farm animals, to receive a blessing.

The event was held to mark the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi which is celebrated on Oct. 4.

Organizers said they have the event because animals can play a significant role in the recovery of their patients.

The event was sponsored by the hospital's Spiritual Care Department.

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