The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory


Annual Room Blessings by the Franciscan Friars


Monday, Sept. 8, through Wednesday, Sept. 17

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.
DETAILS Every September, the Franciscan friars from the Office of Campus Ministry visit each residence hall on campus to bless rooms. The friars offer prayers for a successful and spirit-filled year to students of all religious affiliations.

Three chaplains visit every room on campus over the course of two weeks, often accompanied by student ministers and resident assistants. More than 80% of rooms are blessed by the end of the two-week period.


For more information, visit 

SPONSOR: Office of Campus Ministry
MEDIA: To cover the room blessings, contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy Hines in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.


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