Religions and Spirituality

Animals Blessed at Hammond Museum

Angelo Schipani helps Ceil Russi bring her neighbor’s dogs Frieda (in Angelo’s arms) and Kelpie to be blessed. Credits: Deena Bell
Carol Stabin holds 12-year-old Maya. Credits: Deena Bell
Bagpiper Kevin O’Hagen leads the procession. Credits: Deena Bell
15-month-old Dan is very happy being blessed by the Venerable Lobsang Nyima. Credits: Deena Bell
Shuki, 4, gets blessed. Credits: Deena Bell
Bagpiper Kevin O’Hagen brought his 8-year-old cat, Penelope, to receive a blessing as well. Credits: Deena Bell
The Rev. Janice Arlene Rost gives blessings to Ari, 7. Credits: Deena Bell
Stacy Mathews came all the way from Massachusetts to have Reesey, 16, blessed. Reesey had fallen and hurt her front leg, but still manages to get around. Credits: Deena Bell

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.— The Hammond Museum held its 52nd Annual blessing of the animals on Sunday, May 7.

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