Media advisory: Marquette Campus Ministry to host animal blessing

Oct. 3, 2019

joan of arcMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Campus Ministry is hosting an animal blessing at 12:45 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, on the east side of St. Joan of Arc Chapel.

Members of the Marquette community are invited to bring their pets to be blessed as part of the Feast of St. Francis Assisi — a practice dating back to the 1200s.

St. Francis is revered in the Roman Catholic Church as the patron saint of animals. 

Event information:

Date: Friday, Oct. 4

Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Place: East side of St. Joan of Arc Chapel, Marquette University campus

Opportunities for photo and video will be available. Media interested in attending the event should email Shelby Williamson in the Office of Marketing and Communication, or call her at (414) 288-6712.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or