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The venerated Saint Francis of Assisi is greatly admired for His love of peace and for all of God’s creations, a true champion of the Earth. His dedication and faith towards God was expressed through His reverence for all living creatures as brothers and sisters. As the Patron Saint of animals and ecology, He delivered sermons to animals and showed compassion for the unwell and underprivileged. The life of Saint Francis is celebrated on October 4th each year. On this special day, Catholic and Anglican churches traditionally hold a ceremony to bless the animals.