Blessing of the Animals and the Feast of Saint Francis

Sun Oct 4, 2020
10:00am to 4:00pm Eastern

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 All species are welcome! Everyone who RSVPS or sends in a memento about their pet will receive a commemorative certificate.

Online/Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
** Please keep your family and others safe by wearing masks and social distancing. If an activity appears too crowded, try using the "nearby" search feature on our activity calendar to find something else to do.
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