A big day for pets: Pets queue for blessing on St. Anthony’s Day, January 20

20 Jan 2014

Hundreds of pet owners queued up outside churches in Spain and elsewhere in the world for their pets to be blessed on the day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals, which was held on January 17 this year. Priests sprinkled drops of holy water on pets and intoned “Through Saint Anthony, receive this blessing”, reports said.