Blessing of the Animals Returns to Neumann University

Sr. Marguerite O'Beirne blesses the furry friend of Preeti Singh in 2019.
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Sr. Marguerite O'Beirne blesses the furry friend of Preeti Singh in 2019.

Neumann University will once again host the Blessing of Animals, a popular annual event for pet owners in Delaware County, on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 5:005:30 p.m. in St. John Neumann Circle on campus.

This yearly celebration, which has been on hiatus for two years because of COVID-19, is held to commemorate St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. The event will kick off a campus celebration of the legacy of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of animals and the environment.

In previous years, more than 50 pets including hamsters, rabbits, parrots, dogs, and cats – have been among the animals blessed at the event that marks the feast of St. Francis, which is officially celebrated on October 4.

The Blessing of Animals is free and open to the public.

Fall Open House

Neumann University is also hosting a fall open house Saturday, Oct. 1 for potential students and their families.

The open house will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Learn about Neumann University’s academic program offerings, campus life, and professional internships. Tour campus with the university’s Neumann Navigators, and meet with members of the campus community.

Register here for the open house.

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