I attended the Blessing of the Animals ceremony last year and was absolutely charmed! Old City Cemetery is such a beautiful, peaceful place that being at the service, and watching all the animals and animal lovers interact was a delight! The fact that the organization chose to include the Lynchburg Humane Society in the celebration and give us a chance to bring adoptable animals made it even more meaningful. Join us this year: Sunday, October 4th, at 3:00, the Old City Cemetery will join with the Lynchburg Area Episcopal clergy to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with the Blessing of the Animals. Bring your favorite creature (in pet carriers or on a leash, please) or picture of your pet and join us to have your animal friend blessed in the spirit of this patron saint. All animals welcome! Bring food or money donations for the Lynchburg Humane Society who will have animals available for adoption.