Carmelo the Friar Dog-Facebook

This pawesome pupper is a prime example of this monastery’s teachings – and he’s adorable too.

The friars at this Franciscan monastery in Cochabamba, Bolivia worship St. Francis of Assisi; the patron saint of animals.

So in honor of their practices, they adopted Carmelo the dog – or “Friar Bigoton”, meaning “mustache” in Spanish.

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The pup has become a beloved part of the monastery, spreading love, cuddles, and teaching to the pond’s local fish. Carmelo has even taken a liking to his new friar’s robes.

Carmelo used to be a stray before he was rescued by Proyecto Narices Frías – or “Cold Nose Project” in English.

“If only all the churches of our country adopt a dog and care for him like Friar Bigotón,” the group wrote in a post on Facebook, “we are sure that the parishioners would follow his example.”

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