OAKLAND, Calif. — The Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., is hosting a St. Francis Festival Oct. 27-28, complete with a Blessing of the Animals and the largest pet adoption event in the state. A dog wash, plenty of food and lots of fun are promised.
Details about this event are describe in the October 2007 newsletter of St. Barbara Province, based in Oakland, Calif., along with news about :
* St. Anthony Farm in Petaluma, Calif., using electricity converted from the manure of 240 cows
* An eight-day retreat, called, “St. Bonaventure: Journey of the Human Person into God,” being held Oct. 24 to Nov. 1 in Danville, Calif.
* A women’s retreat, “Soul’s Awakening: Our Evolving Spirituality” on Oct. 27 in Sacramento, Calif.