Who let the dogs out?

Date: 7/12/2011
Who let the dogs out? St. Francis of Assisi with Animals

...and the birds, and the racoons, and the...

St. Francis of Assisi, known as the patron saint of pets, wasn't just an animal lover. He was a faithful and humble man who heard God's call and turned all posessions and his very self over to the service of the Church!

From a rather interesting Catholic site [note: NSFW blog title in link]: "[St. Francis] rebuilt, not one, nor two, but three chapels with his own two hands, founded one of the most influential religious orders, and fostered a true spirit of generosity."