October 3 - Interfaith Blessing of the Animals

Join the NSLM for an Interfaith Blessing of the Animals in honor of the feast day St. Francis of Assisi in partnership with the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Middleburg, VA.

Ministers, priests, and rabbis of several denominations from local congregations will be on hand to perform blessings on animals of all shapes and sizes - all are welcome!


Clergy include:

Rabbi Rose Lyn Jacob

Pastor Tracey Lyons, Mt. Zion Cooperative Parish (UMC)

Fr. Christopher Murphy, St. Stephen the Martyr, Catholic Church

Pastor Herman Nelson, Shiloh Baptist Church

The Rev. Eugene LeCouteur, Emmanuel Episcopal Church


A live stream will be available for those who cannot come in person.

Please stay tuned for details on the format of the event and Covid-19 precautions.

Museum & Library Hours

  • Thursday - Sunday
  • 10:00am - 5:00pm

Contact Us

  • Address: 102 The Plains Road,
    Middleburg, VA 20117

  • Mailing Address: PO Box 1335, Middleburg, VA 20118

  • Phone: (540) 687-6542

  • Email: info@nationalsporting.org