Wednesday, September 28, 2016

‘Animals On Parade: 32nd Annual Feast Of Saint Francis’ Sun., Oct. 2 in Manhattan

A joyous procession of Gods creatures, both great and small, will flock to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a ceremony and blessing at the 32nd annual Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals on Sun., Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan.

The day is a celebration of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi and his advocacy for harmony between human beings and the natural world. 

Following the procession, guests are welcomed to enjoy an outdoor fair from 1 to 4 p.m., at which many groups will share information on their community efforts, including animal, environmental, and other social justice causes. 

The event is free and open to the public, but limited space is available. 

Information: 212-316-7540.

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