Special Event

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 2:00pm

Washington National Cathedral honors the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1180–1226), patron saint of animals and the environment, with a yearly Blessing of the Animals service on the Cathedral’s west steps. All pets and their caretakers are invited to attend.


  • Admission
    • Free
  • Dates Offered
    • October 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Notifications
    • Location: Walker Court on the Cathedral's west front