Saturday, June 20, 2009

Hearty thanksgiving for cats!

Only today did I find out about St. Gertrude of Nivelles and her existence gladdens my heart.

You can read about her here.

Here is a prayer I found that I wish all would pray with sincerity:
Hear our humble prayer, O God, for our friends the animals,
especially for animals who are suffering;
for animals that are overworked, underfed and cruelly treated;
for all wistful creatures in captivity that beat their wings against bars;
for any that are hunted or lost or deserted or frightened or hungry;
for all that must be put to death.

We entreat for them all your mercy and pity,
and for those who deal with them
we ask a heart of compassion and gentle hands and kindly words.
Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to animals,
and so to share the blessings of the merciful.
Amen. May it be so.


  1. It is a lovely prayer and we included it "The Blessing of Our Relatives" (my revision of the blessing of animals). Thank you for posting it here.

  2. Good for you, Paul.

    And I like that:

    "The Blessing of Our Relatives".


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