Saturday, April 7, 2012

Blessed Beasts of Olvera Street

Sign advertising the Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street

Just a quick visit to share a few photos from the Blessing of the Animals that I attended today on Olvera Street.

It was a hot day with lots of energetic animals, from house pets to farm animals. Hectic but fun. ;-)

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez administered the Blessing

If you have never been to the Olvera Street Blessing, it's quite the spectacle. It's always interesting to see how the various critters respond to being splash by holy water. Good stuff!!!

Here are some more photos.

The long line curved back and forth away from the Plaza. Walking on grass, it was very important to watch your step.

The statue of Padre Junipero Serra overlooks the Plaza from a comfortably shaded area.

Finally, the end was in sight, the Blessing station was a straight walk down the street.

And here's a vid:


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