All God’s Creatures
A blessing for Peata dogs and all animals was held in Christ Church Cathedral earlier in December. Previously we heard from Lesley Rue who organised the first service in Christ Church. Miriam Gormally also spoke with Dean Dunne to find out more about the Christian attitude towards all animals and why, like St Francis, he considers we should have respect for them and see them as close to God.
The Dean also highlighted an old Irish maxim which says that how we treat animals and our environment will ultimately lead to us behaving in the same way towards those around us. Miriam also asked him if that extended to the animals that we eat. Dean Dunne began by explaining about the origins of the animal blessing.