Blessings of the Animals

Blessing of the Animals is a historical event with a modern twist held at Old Town State Historical Park on Sunday, Jan.16, from noon to 3:00 p.m.  It will be led by Monsignor Mark Campbell from the historic Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The Chula Vista Nature Center will be bringing native animals to the event and the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital will educate the public about rescuing, rehabilitating and supporting wild animals.  There will also be a pet expo with treats for pets and owners; a scavenger hunt  for the kids and animal bingo. A pet costume contest and vegetarian mexican food treats.

This event dates back to the 1700’s, the annual Benediction of the Beasts celebrates St. Anthony of the Desert, the Patron Saint of Animals.  Admission is free. For more information cal 619-297-3100 ext. 22.


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