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Lourdes Blessing of the Animals

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Deacon Tom Sheehan blesses the pets with holy water during the Blessing of the Animals near the statue of St. Francis on the grounds of the Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University.

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Deacon Tom Sheehan blesses pets with holy water.

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Carole Hinds, from Toledo, holds "Vanilla Cupcake."

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Katelyn Jones, 6, hugs her dog "Otto."

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Deacon Tom Sheehan blesses pets with holy water.

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Mary Kay Assenmacher holds her dog "Betsy."

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Deacon Tom Sheehan conducts the ceremony.

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Junhee Kwon, right, and her daughter Annette Kim, admire pets.

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Sammy, whose owner is Rose Thorn from Sylvania Township, sits in a baby pram.

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Bonnie Erobel, left, and her daughter Kelly Kotchetov, right, hold onto their pets from left: Akya, Rimsky, the cat, and Oliver.

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Students admire a dog who is stretching out on the lawn.

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Shawn Kidwell and his dog "Bella."

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