The blessing season

It’s the season for blessings of the animals – the time around the feast day of St. Francis, October 4. This is largely a Protestant tradition, and Protestants these days are holding other blessing services as well, for  bicycles, backpacks, chainsaws and more. But when did Protestants start blessing things? And why?

Read more about it here:

http://uncpressblog.com/2015/10/01/patricia-appelbaum-protestant-blessings-and-cultural-change/

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