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Henrik Rieß, Wednesday 06 January 2010

Scènes d'une Bénediction: Les Animaux de Monaco

Scènes d'une Bénediction: Les Animaux de Monaco
Henrik Rieß - Les Animaux de Monaco (2008)
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I was on summer vacation at the Côte d'Azur in France. Spending a day in Monaco I stumbled on this affecting event called "benediction of animals".

Imagine about two hundred people of all ages and origins coming together at the Monaco Cathedral. Everyone accompenied by their dogs, bunnies, ferrets and other animal friends. What at first sight sounds like a scenery of excessive yapping and biting actually was such a wonderful gathering!

After the priest of the cathedral had appeared, the crowd held a prayer blessing animals as well as people. The ceremony ended with everybody singing in the warm evening sun. A really moving moment. I left with such a good feeling.

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