National Cathedral Annual Blessing of the Animals

Image courtesy Karson Butler Events

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 this Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. All pets and their caretakers are invited to attend.  

Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs (or lack thereof), this is a really nice, if a bit chaotic, event with all manner of dogs, cats, fish, guinea pigs, pet pigs, iguanas, etc getting a personal blessing from Natl Cathedral clergy.  More info here:

If you can't make it to the National Cathedral, there are a couple of other places of worship that have similar events this weekend.  You might want to let this group know more by posting about them here.