St. Francis Statue in the Memorial Garden
As you may know, we honor St. Francis of Assisi usually the first week of October as we commemorate his sainthood and love of animals. StGs is a community particularly loving to pets, and it seems appropriate we should do some things to anchor our faith and our pets together with our community. In that spirit, I think it would be lovely to get a nice 3' statue of St Francis for a corner of our Memorial Garden. This section could become a place where we could scatter the remains of our beloved animal family members. I would like to start a ministry of lay people commissioned to lead pet funerals in this space.
I have sent you this email because I know that you have pets you adore, and thinking that you might be interested in specifically contributing to a statue and/or being a minister of pet funerals at StGs. Ideally, we would bless the statue and commission at least 1-2 ministers this October 4th, when we celebrate the feast day of St. Francis. Obviously, please feel no obligation to this at all - I just thought I would start with y'all and see if there is any interest. :)