A Nun’s Life is going to the dogs … and the cats, and the chickens, and the hamsters. November 4 is a celebration of our furry, feathery, and scaly friends, and Saint Francis!
In the evening, pray with us and your pets during a live broadcast of Praying with the Sisters. In the comment box below, we invite you to give the name of your pet and mention whether your Fifi is a dog or snake or horse, etc. We’ll bring all the pets by name into prayer during the Litany of Pets. The podcast begins at 6 p.m. CST.
And don’t miss the Pawcast by Chloe the Convent Cat and Friends right after prayer at 6:30 p.m. CST. We need your pets’ help for this one-of-a-kind podcast! Here are super kitties Yuan, Deidre, and Maggie telling you how you can help!
Being the eager beagle that she is, Button got her video in pronto and suggested she be featured to help other pets with their videos. Take it away, Button!
So get your pets into action and help support A Nun’s Life Ministry! For more information or to submit your videos, email the Pawcast Team and maybe while the pets are filming their video you can check out how to make a donation to animal-loving, catnip-friendly, biscuit-ready A Nun’s Life Ministry!
Daisy Cooper October 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm
I’m Daisy and I live with Barbara. I’m 12 years old or so and was rescued three years ago from a puppy mill. When I first came Barbara sat with me a lot, and we prayed to St. Francis for help getting over my fears and terrors. I’m doing much better now, but always like more prayers for me and my human.
Betsy Bauer October 27, 2011 at 9:20 pm
Max and Daisy – we are black lab rescue dogs that live with Betsy and her family. Tillie and Sammie – two spoiled cats – also live here!
Marsha West October 27, 2011 at 10:03 pm
My name is Kaerdon’s Gentleman Jack. I am an Irish Setter. Just call me Jack. I am tall, good lookin’ Catholic dog and like an active life. I’ve been blessed with good health and a great place to live. But it got lonely around here after one of my humans – Don – died.
So I did a couple of Novena’s to St. Francis myself, and he sent me a friend named Teddy. Teddy’s short, white, and scruffy – he’s now my little brother. He chases around trying to wrestle me, but, give me a break. He’s a third my size. We sort of resemble another set of brothers named Jack and Teddy – one tall, good lookin’ and suave, the other short, chubby, with a shock of white hair and bristly eyebrows – they were Catholic brothers, too. We share an appreciation of the saints. Sometimes I go to St. Francis – sometimes I go to St. Jack or St. Teddy – our patrons.
Kaleisha Denise October 28, 2011 at 12:22 am
Hi, I’m Dolcie. I have a sore paw and my lovely new vet, who calls me “a gentleman” doesn’t know why. My owner found me when I was 9 months old – and she is so happy because she found me. I was in a cage for a lot of the time up until then, so now I love to play, run and be free. I love fish for supper and in the mornings I lap a saucer of milk.
And I’m Sam. I help my owner to write essays at night. I sit at her feet while her hands do the typing. Sometimes it gets very late! When I was younger, my first owners car went into me. I broke my hip and leg. A kind vet made me all better and while I was recovering at the vet’s, this guy comes in and sits on the floor. Most humans sit on chairs. I knew this one was special so I went over and put my head on his lap. Then he took me home. We go for long walks in the countryside and I love to run and play.
I’m called Daisy – I’m the girl. My owner bought me a new pink lead. It is soft and good. I go walking with Sam and sometimes we go to a river or a new park. I l like splashing in my wading pool as it gets hot here sometimes. But in Winter I lie on my balnket in front of the fire. I like my doggy bed and my owner tucks me in there. I’m dog-tired after all that playing so I like my bed.
These humans take a lot of looking after so they are lucky that they have three of us! Also we hear them talking to St Francis and that helps too.
DARLENE October 28, 2011 at 6:59 am
Reese’s Pieces (Reese for short) – I’m a mix of beagle and bulldog – but I have been known to impersonate a bat, a cat, a piggie, and a host of other animals. That’s what my human’s say, but I just do what comes naturally!
Molly Hunt October 28, 2011 at 8:57 am
William-the-cat was evicted by his former owner for no reason beyond that she couldn’t be bothered with him anymore. HE NEEDS A LOVING, PERMANENT HOME with someone capable of making more caring choices than his last person. We’re pet-full at our place — two dogs, four cats, small house — or we’d keep him in a heartbeat.
Sister Julie November 3, 2011 at 10:40 am
UPDATE: After much prayer from us and help from his foster mom, William found a home!
Sarah palmer October 30, 2011 at 2:12 pm
Hi there and hello from Isis , Marcus and lucius , we are the three cats of the Palmer household . When we are sick our mummy prays with st Francis for our recovery and to our Lord and Saviour for the good work of our vet that He may guide and help Jeremy whilst he is treating our cats. In august , we lost our lovely Siamese boy maximus who had lived with us for ten years , we miss him greatly. I have just found this website and am looking forward to your all saints day broadcast.
Paul O. Briones October 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm
My cat family member’s name is Yellow Jacket Boy. He is a beautiful Calico Cat who lost both his Mom (Precious) and Dad (Popi Chulo). He at times gets lonely. I play with him much and he seems to get happy. I ask St. Francis to bring healing to Yellow Jacket Boy. He receives a sign of the cross every night with Holy Water from Lourdes.
Marg November 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm
Button wanted to be sure that we remember her big sister, Saucy, who took good care of Button’s family decades before Button was even born. She says Saucy was a good role model, even though she never met her.
Christine42 November 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Hi, I am Mr. Ted E Bear, but you can call me Teddy. I am a poodle/shi tzu cross. But 100% pure love, at least that is what my human says. I have been with her since I was 6 weeks old, and I am almost 13. We have had a lot of fun together. I have gone canoeing, camping, agility, even had a stint as a tracking dog (only one day seminar, I was real good but my human never got around to doing more). I have put my paw in as a therapy dog as well. I love to run and play and jump. Of course I love to sleep and eat as well. My biggest responsibility is to look cute and take my human out for several walks a day. She seems to really enjoy the walks so I do what ever I can to help her out. It is getting a little harder to see as I get older but my human tries to keep me safe. I get a bit skittish around some objects so pray that I don’t feel so skittish and that I can really trust my human to keep me safe as I take her for her walks.
LeeAnn November 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm
Addie (golden mix) is asking for prayers for patience. Gracie, our foster dog (soon to be permanent part of the family I’m sure) is sometimes a little too close to her favorite person (me) and she is having a hard time dealing with it. Addie, who you may remember was lost for three days last August has also developed a nasty ear infection and she needs meds 4 times a day for a while.
Jack (black Lab) is also asking for prayers as he has developed open ulcers all down his front leg and his right eye is in bad shape from no known reason. Vet is perplexed as are we. He is also being medicated 5 times daily. Glaucoma is a possibility with his eye problem so we definitely want prayers for his sight to remain healthy.
Gracie, our little cock-a-poo foster is asking for prayers for Addie’s patience also. She also wants to pray for a chance to get at the chickens but I told her I wouldn’t type that one. So prayers for gracie to have some self control.
Last but certainly not least… prayers for the chickens to continue to lead happy, healthy, free-range, cage-free lives and provide us with awesome eggs and some tremendous entertainment. And to continue to be able to outrun Gracie when she slips free.
Rebecca November 3, 2011 at 11:44 am
We’re Linus and Pepper. We are 6 years old and our human parents Becky and Andy call Linus the “one eyed wonder” and Pepper “Sir Sheds-a-lot.” St. Francis certainly was watching over us from the very beginning. When we were kittens, we were found wandering the city streets of Elizabeth, NJ. We were taken in by our wonderful foster mommy Diane. Linus had an upper respiratory infection that spread into his eye. Diane took us to the vet and took wonderful care of us, but the infection still caused Linus to be nearly blind in that eye. No matter though, this handsome brown tiger sees perfectly fine out of his good eye. Pepper has a very thick coat of beautiful black and white fur that manages to leave a trail everywhere he goes, hence the name “sheds-a-lot.” In the past couple of years, Pepper has developed some urinary tract concerns controlled with diet. Linus has some gastrointestinal issues that flare up every now and then, causing him to unintentionally poop a little in his sleep. Fortunately, our human parents regard us as their fur-children and would never consider sending him away because he’s got a problem. The vet can find nothing physically wrong with him that would cause this. Perhaps it could be an anxiety issue. In any case, we continue to pray to St. Francis for his continued blessing on both us and our human parents.
Sandy Scroggins November 3, 2011 at 1:37 pm
We’re Chester and Misha, two wonderful cats. I, Chester, am suffering from mouth cancer that can’t be treated. I’m only 4 yrs old, orange and white and too sweet for words. I would love a cure, but short of that, to have as long a life as possible w/out suffering. As for me, Misha, I’m a 14 yr old Siamese and am struggling with old age. I’m also very much loved, but find the aches and pains of aging difficult to deal with. I’d like a longer life, too. Thank you for your prayers on our behalf! They will also be a comfort to our Mom.
Victoria November 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm
Jingles is a (7) year old West Highland Terrier
KCMayrie November 4, 2011 at 7:21 am
My name is Midnight and KCMayrie is my staff. I am a large black kitty with bright, vibrant yellow eyes that seem to glow in the dark. Don’t let my coat fool you, I am NOT bad luck. In fact, I give great company to my staff and love to cuddle with her (and others who sometimes care for me). I would just like to pray for all of the other animals out there who need a warm, loving home. I know what it’s like to live in a shelter and the fear and heartache that comes with it, and i don’t wish that on any animal. So, will you please offer my prayer that all the furry critters (even dogs) find warm, loving, safe homes? Thank mew!
Julia November 4, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Hi, My name is Lace and I’m a sweet little tabby kittie 11 years old. My people found me at Petsmart when I was about 6 weeks old. I was left in a box in front of the store, in December, cold and covered with fleas. The Petsmart folks said I could go home with them, so one stuck me under her sweatshirt and away we went to the vet where I was defleaed , given shots, checked over, weighed, photoed, given a blood test and finally got to go home.
My name is Memo and I’m a tall, handsome fellow 9 years old. My person found me at a Memorial day picnic in a box below the stage, where some little girls were giving me and my brothers and sisters away “to good homes”. At first my person kept walking until the lead guitarist, who had a big snake around his neck said,”any kittens left at the end of the day are going to be snake food”. Well, after the trip to the vet (you know the drill) I went home, and Lace and I have been best friends ever since.