Blessing of the Animals

[St. Francis’] response to the world around him was so much more than intellectual appreciation or economic calculus, for to him each and every creature was a sister united to him by bonds of affection. That is why he felt called to care for all that exists. – Pope Francis

St. Francis was a great lover of animals, partly because of their unconditional love. Bring your beloved pets to the abbey grounds, where Fr. John Kastenholz, O. Praem., will bless them. Gather in the parking lot on the north side of the abbey.

  • Friday, 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
  • Celebrant: Fr. John Kastenholz, O. Praem.
  • Registration appreciated

Please note: online registration is appreciated. The registration form can be found below under “Bookings.” Please register for one person at a time. This helps us maintain accurate registration numbers! If you have any questions, please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality office at or call 920.337.4315.

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Date(s) - Friday October 4, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

St. Norbert Abbey



Bookings are closed for this event. Please contact the Norbertine Center for Spirituality with questions or concerns or to be put on a waiting list: 920.337.4315 or

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