We Thank You God for These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets

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Paulist Press, 2003 - Pets - 204 pages
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Prayer services for beloved pets We Thank You, God, for These is a one-of-a-kind book for pet lovers that is at once a scriptural guide, liturgical resource, and reflection on the joys of living with animals as pets. Both devotional and inspirational, this book provides a whole range of observances: a welcome for new pets, blessing of appreciation for our pets, words of prayer for our sick pets, services to bury our pets, words of condolence to ease our grief, and more.

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We Thank You God for These
What Does Scripture Say?
Blessings and Prayers for Animals
Services for Blessing Animals
Prayer Services for Remembering or Burying a Pet
Additional Prayers Hymns Poems and Readings
The Fragile Circle
Appendix A The Patron Saints of Animals
Animals as Symbols for the Saints
Permissions and Sources

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About the author (2003)

ANTHONY F. CHIFFOLO, Editorial Director of Praeger Publishers, has a master's degree in the classics of Western Civilization from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He is the author of 100 Names of Mary: Stories and Prayers, Advent and Christmas Wisdom with Padre Pio, Advent and Christmas with the Saints, Be Mindful of Us: Prayers to the Saints, and the compiler/editor of Padre Pio: In My Own Words, Pope John Paul II: In My Own Words, Pope John XXIII:In My Own Words, and At Prayer with the Saints. He is the co-author, with Rayner W. Hesse, Jr., of We Thank You, God, For These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets.

RAYNER W. HESSE, JR. (The Rev. Dr.), is the author, with Anthony F. Chiffolo, of We Thank You, God, For These: Blessings and Prayers for Family Pets. A graduate of both Union Theological Seminary and The General Theological Seminary in New York, he most recently completed his doctoral work (D. Min.) in liturgy and philosophy of religion at New York Theological Seminary. An accomplished chef and biblical scholar, Fr. Hesse is an ordained Episcopal priest serving a parish in New Rochelle, New York, where he is currently at work on a third book to be published in 2007.

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