St. Francis is one of my favorite saints because (1) he helped animals and (2) he’s my dad’s patron saint. Catholics don’t talk about animal rights too much, but both Saint Francis and Saint Martin were devoted to the animal kingdom. St. Francis was often observed talking to birds. He could have conversations with them. That’s why you see so many garden statues of St. Francis. Often, the statue will feature birds or double as a birdfeeder/bird bath.
I was reading the new Diana Cooper book about animals and she says the lions in Africa are trying to heal the world with their roars! If you’ve read books about Africa, you know lions make A LOT of vocalizations at night. Sort of a low-pitched rumble. A pride of lions will vocalize together and the rumbly noise will be heard for miles. This is similar to your cat purring in your lap. Diana says both of these sound frequencies are very healing!
Pray for the lions in Africa, and all the big cats around the globe (tigers, panthers, cheetahs, leopards, mountain lions) who are in danger of losing their habitats. Regardless of what you are taught in school or in church, most animals are MORE PSYCHICALLY and SPIRITUALLY ADVANCED than humans!