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This Monastery Adopted a Dog that Now Enjoys the Life as a Monk



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Get to know Frei Bigotón, the street puppy who has just become a member of a San Francisco Monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia.


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The saint to whom the Franciscan order was established is known as the patron saint of animals, so it is natural for the monks to extend their hand to assist the dog who lived in the streets.


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Now he is a happy puppy that can enjoy life to the fullest. "His life is playing and running," Friar Jorge Fernandez told the Dodo. "Here, all the brothers love him very much. He is a creature of God. "


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Brother Bigotón even uses the habit. Perhaps inspired by his clothes, the puppy is taken seriously in response to his monk duties: "[Here] Brother Carmelo preaching to the fish," wrote the Franciscan Kasper Mariusz Kaproń, who first posted these lovely photos online.


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"If only all the churches in our country adopted a dog and cared for him as Frei Bigotón," he wrote in a Facebook post, Proyecto Narices Frías , a local institution that rescues animals, "we are certain that parishioners would follow his example ".


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