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Title
Bishop John J. Ward conducting Blessing of Animals service on Olvera Street, Los Angeles, 1971
Contributor
Olender, Ben
Date Created and/or Issued
April 11, 1971
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-3200
Description
OLD TRADITION--Roman Catholic Bishop John J. Ward, right, blesses young burro belonging to Frank Hauslik during Saturday's Blessing of Animals at Olvera Street. Tradition dates back to 356, when St. Anthony, patron saint of animal kingdom, first blessed animals for their fertility and health. A parade preceded blessing.
Type
Image
Format
b&w negative
Identifier
uclalat_1429_b675_267347
ark:/21198/zz0002w659
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Events
Benediction
Olvera Street (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Catholic Church--Bishops
People
Catholic Church--Liturgy
Prayers for animals
Religion
Ward, John J., 1920-
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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