ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Blessing of the beasts



Rob Benson, pastor of the Bar Harbor Congregational Church, blesses Ben the beagle Saturday morning during a special animal blessing service held jointly with St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church next door. The Rev. Kathleen Killian, assistant rector at St. Saviour’s, helped lead the service. The gathering also included singing, readings and remembrances of deceased pets.

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