Special Event

Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, October 1, 2017 | 2:30pm

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.

Watch some moments from last year's Blessing of the Animals.


  • Admission
    • Free
  • Dates Offered
    • October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm