Blessing of the Animals

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Please Bless Fido: Leo Politi on Olvera Street

Illustration from Leo Politi's Juanita

Think your pooch is in need of a little divine intervention? Since 1930, Olvera Street has hosted the Blessing of the Animals on the Saturday before Easter. Following a procession led by a flower-laden cow, Cardinal Roger Mahony blessed all… More»

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