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Are vocations going to the dogs? Meet the friars’ littlest brother


Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/07/17

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Adorableness doesn’t get more adorable than this: 

In Catholic tradition, St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals — so perhaps it’s only fitting that one of the newest followers to join his order is quite literally a dog. The Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia, recently announced that a furry pup, named Carmelo, had joined their sacred fold, where he quickly distinguished himself as its cutest member. In honor of his new position, the dog even earned a more formal title: Friar Bigotón (that’s Spanish for “mustache”). He also got a tiny Franciscan habit to wear around his new home.

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