Animal Kingdom

It only takes one visit to Holy Assumption Monastery to find out that animals have a special place in our community. Many of the animals with us lived at the monastery before the sisters arrived in 2009. They adopted us, and we do our best to make their lives happy and healthy.


Petie, the African Gray parrot
Ashley, our most venerable and photogenic cat, is always on the lookout for love
Balou, the Russian Blue cat, is sweet and playful
Our famous koi, always ready for a snack!
Petie helps in the office. One of his favorite ways of helping is pulling keys of the computer keyboard
Ashley naps on the upstairs landing
Oscar, our adorable blue-crown conure
Philly, monarch of all he surveys
Philly makes Baby's acquaintance
Look, Balou and Philly can be friends! Sometimes...
After one of Ashley's semiannual haircuts.
Waiting to be picked up...
Play time!
Pixley, our cherry-head conure rescued from the wild flock in San Francisco!
Pulgita, the bunny all the children like to pet
Thumper, the bunny that hides from all the children
It is tough work being a monastery cat!
Hungry koi!
These shoes may be too big for me, but they are mine