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Title: The blessing of animals
Other Titles: Blessing of animals...background and development
Zvilupp tat-tberik tal-annimali fiI-Gzejjer Maltin
Authors: Lanfranco, Guido
Keywords: Folklore -- Malta -- Periodicals
Folklorists -- Malta
Manners and customs -- Malta
Benediction -- Catholic Church
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Prayers for animals
Animals -- Religious aspects -- Catholic Church
Anthony, the Great, Saint, 251-356
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: Ghaqda Maltija tal-Folklor
Citation: Lanfranco, G. (1994). The blessing of animals. L-Imnara, 4, (4), 98-103.
Abstract: In modern times, the blessing of animals in Malta has actually increased, but the present aims of this ceremony are not necessarily those of the past. The tradition is quite old, but although its origin is unknown, it was alive in the 16th century, in the time of the Knights of St. John. At that time, however, animals were blessed only on the occasion of the feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot.
Appears in Collections:L-Imnara, Volume 4, Issue 4
L-Imnara, Volume 4, Issue 4

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