Bring your beloved animals to the Shrine for a special blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi! Friar Mario Serrano OFM, Franciscan Conventual, will offer the blessing at 6 p.m.
All domesticated animals welcome (leashed or crated)
Well-behaved animals are also welcome to attend the outdoor Mass at 5 p.m.
Friar Serrano will speak on Creation and Creatures.
The mission of the Shrine is to bring a greater awareness of the presence of Christ in our lives through its ministries. The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate welcome over one million visitors per year and it is our hope that all who visit the Shrine find the peace that awaits them here.
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois, is one of the largest outdoor shrines in North America. Located just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis, the Shrine provides an atmosphere where guests of all faiths have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with God and one another.
Grounds Open Daily from 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.