Monks Bring Dog Into Monastery And Make Him One Of Their Own

A stray dog wandered into the St. Francis Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia.  The Franciscan order is known as a patron of animals, so it is only natural that the monks adopted him!

“His life is all about playing and running,” fellow Friar Jorge Fernandez said. “Here, all of the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God.”

They even gave Friar Bigotón his own habit. The doggie takes his monk duties very seriously.

“[Here’s] Brother Carmelo preaching to the fish,” wrote “If only all the churches of our country [would] adopt a dog and care for him like Friar Bigotón,” Proyecto Narices Frías (Cold Nose Project), a local animal rescue, wrote in a post on Facebook, “we are sure that the parishioners would follow his example.”

Franciscan Kasper Mariusz Kaproń, posted these adorable photos online.

Meet Friar Bigotón (Friar Moustache)

The Saint that the Franciscan order was established is known as the patron of animals…

It is only natural that the monks extended their helping hand to the canine living on the streets.

He is one happy doggie who gets to enjoy life to the fullest. “His life is all about playing and running.”

“Here, all of the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God.”

He even gets to wear a habit, and was caught attending to his monk duties.

“[Here’s] Brother [Bigotón] preaching to the fish.”

The doggie’s adoption was initiated by Proyecto Narices Frías (Cold Nose Project), a local animal rescue.

They hope it will inspire other monasteries to help pets in need and adopt them.

“If only all the churches [would] adopt a dog… we are sure that the parishioners would follow the example.”

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