Online Blessing of the Animals

Join Washington National Cathedral as we celebrate the feast day of Francis of Assisi (c. 1180–1226), patron saint of animals and the environment, with an online Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 4.

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Join Washington National Cathedral as we celebrate the feast day of Francis of Assisi (c. 1180–1226), patron saint of animals and the environment, with an online Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 4.

The celebration includes a short service of scripture, prayers, music and blessing along with photos of all your beloved animal friends. Watch the service here on cathedral.org!

Pet photo submissions are now closed. Thanks to all who shared with us!