Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of Saint Francis
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine welcomes families to a (virtual) day of music, prayer, joy, blessings, and fun in honor of Saint Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment.
This year's version is an online extravaganza that will include pet blessings, children’s activities, and a behind-the-scenes look at the history of one of the church's most beloved days of the year! Your favorite furry, feathered, or finned companions are invited to take part in this celebratory day as well!
To have your pet included in the St. Francis Day festivities, please email photos, names, social media handles and stories to email@example.com. All species are welcome! Everyone who RSVPS or sends in a memento about their pet will receive a commemorative certificate.