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October 2, 2010

Carmina the choir cathedral cat

USA Today:

Talk about getting a higher calling and being on sacred ground. This cat gets it all. At the Washington National Cathedral's 2010 Blessing of the Animals Sunday, Carmina, the new cathedral cat will officially be welcomed.

The event marks the 734 anniversary of the death of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and the environment, whose feast day the Cathedral celebrates with its Blessing of the Animals service.

"Carmina takes the place of Catherine of Tarragon, the much-beloved Cathedral cat who has retired in her old age to a home in North Carolina," said Cathedral Choral Society staffer Victoria Chamberlin.

Chamberlin led the charge for the Choral Society, the resident symphonic chorus of the Cathedral, to adopt Carmina during its audience sing-along of Carmina Burana last June.

Carmina was rescued by the Washington Humane Society and her litter of week-old kittens from a deserted parking lot in Southeast D.C. WHS spokesperson Sabrina Fang said: "We're thrilled that Carmina has found a home as beautiful as the National Cathedral."

Posted by acapnews at October 2, 2010 12:00 AM


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