Blessing of the Animals

The American Cathedral in Paris invites you to its annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis on Sunday, October 8 at 11am. Bring your pets....any and all of them (stuffed animals included). There will be animal-themed activities for children after the service.

La Cathédrale Américaine de Paris vous invite a la Bénédiction Annuelle Des Animaux pour la fête de Saint François le dimanche 8 octobre à 11h. Venez avec vos animaux (en laisse ou en caisse!) pour la célébration annuelle de la fête de Saint François. Des activités pour enfants sur le thème des animaux seront offertes après la messe.

Cathedral Open House

An old tradition has it that you should spend Friday the 13th in a church in order to ward off evil spirits. The American Cathedral in Paris thus invites you to come and discover its beautiful gothic revival building situated on the prestigious Avenue George V, whilst enjoying a drink and some musical entertainment. Good spirits guaranteed!

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Weekly Meditation

The American Cathedral in Paris offers weekly meditation sittings from 7:00-7:30pm on Wednesday evenings.  Each week there is a short introduction and then an invitation to an extended period of silence which begins and ends with a chime. 

All are welcome, regardless of background or experience.  To be put on our weekly mailing list or to request more information about the practice, please contact the Rev. Mary Haddad,

Silence is God’s first language, said 16th-century mystic St. John of the Cross.  Learning to meditate is like learning a new language which takes a lot of practice.