A Monastery Welcomed a New Member – And He Couldn’t Be Cuter

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Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

A monastery recently welcomed a new member – and he couldn’t be cuter.

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Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm FKasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

The Franciscan monastery of Cochabamba, Bolivia brought a stray dog into its scared fold, and he is just like his brothers, even wearing a habit like his fellow friars.

Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

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Named Carmelo, the schnauzer’s antics in his habit has captivated the world, with his story going viral.

Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

Posing with monks, the dog is seen running around the monastery, being snuggled and even checking out the fish.

Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

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Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

“Brother Carmelo preaching to the fish,” Franciscan Kasper Mariusz Kaproń, who posted the pictures online wrote.

He even was honored with a formal title Friar Bigotón, meaning “mustache” in Spanish.

Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

And while he is loving his new life, so is the community.

Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm
Facebook Image Credit: Kasper Mariusz Kaproń Ofm

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

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