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Megan Bender

Megan Bender graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota with a bachelor of arts in religion and communication studies, with an international journalism certificate.


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October 20, 2013

Blessing Our Pets

On the first Sunday of October, pet owners flock to an unlikely place: their local churches. Across the U.S., dogs, cats, hamsters, and even birds gather to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis, otherwise known as “the blessing of the animals.”