Dear God, as we enter a time of expectation and new beginnings, help us to direct our minds toward the things that will last.
Let us be attentive to why we act and what we seek and how we want our last days to be spent.
Give us the space to rest this season in the cell of self–knowledge.
Remove the curtains of ignorance that shield us from the light of faith.
Open us to transcendent wisdom, and enlighten the dark corners of our neglected hearts and scatter there Your cheerful beams.
“The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
For the yoke of their burden,
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.”
Members and staff are invited each Wednesday at 11:00 am to pray the Rosary in H–234, the Congressional Prayer Room.
Praying the Rosary is a way to reflect on the life of Christ through the perspective of Mary. It only takes twenty minutes for this traditional time of prayer.
We welcome all who are interested, those who regularly pray the Rosary and those who wish to learn. We have prayer sheets and rosaries available.
If you have any questions, please call Karen Bronson in the Chaplain's Office at 6–4835. Or email Karen.Bronson@mail.house.gov
Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain.
Join Father Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House for a brief time of Advent reflection and prayer on Thursdays December 4, 11 & 18 in Ford.
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Sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain
Advent Reflections with
Fr. Robert Barron
Prepare to celebrate Christmas with Fr. Robert Barron, the internationally–acclaimed host of the "Catholicism" series that appeared on PBS and EWTN. Sign up for daily Advent reflections at adventreflections.com/.
Fr. Barron will be our final guest speaker of the year this Friday, December 5 at 12 noon in the Cannon Caucus Room (345 CHOB). Join us and please invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join us as well!
Lunch will be served.
Please RSVP by Wed., Dec. 3 to CatholicStaffAssociation@gmail.com so we can order enough food for lunch. Please invite family, friends, and colleagues to RSVP as well!
Join the Congressional Jewish Staff Association for their weekly Torah Study.
The December 5 meeting will be lead by Friday, Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld.
For more information contact BillDauster@gmail.com
Join Chaplain Black and the Senate Staff
For his Bible Study Series
Lunch is provided.
Jody M. Bogoslavski
Office of the U.S. Senate Chaplain
S–332, The Capitol
Open to Congressional Members, Staff and general public.
For more information contact Moon Sulfab
Lunch––Chick Fil A
Will The Real Article 18 Please Stand Up?: Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion or Belief
Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to RSVP@FaithandLaw.org
In the same way there is a Philosophy of Unity of the Human Being (Mind/Body/Soul), Article 18 of both the Universal Declaration and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is a Human Right with a Tripartite Character. Focusing on only One Aspect of this Right, without the Others, Leads to a Truncated Understanding of Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion and A Misapplication of the Law, be it International or Domestic.
Professor Dr. Sandra Bunn–Livingstone, Esq. is Executive Director, Senior Managing Partner and Counsel of Jus Cogens in Washington DC and Geneva, Switzerland, an international law firm she founded, dedicated to promoting human rights worldwide. She received her PhD in international law from Cambridge University in 1999, after LL.M. Studies (London School of Economics), earning a J.D. (Pepperdine School of Law), Diploma (Salzburg, UOP), Cert. (Warsaw & Moscow Universities, USD) and B.A. (Claremont, Wheaton, Oxford University). A legal practitioner and scholar with expertise in International, Treaty, European, Commercial, Corporate, Islamic, and Human Rights Law, from 1996–2005, Sandra was a Law Professor at Cambridge University in International, Corporate, Commercial, and European Law for the Law and Faculties, and five Cambridge colleges. She sat on the Law Faculty Board and was a Fellow of the Cambridge Law Faculty for a combined 10 years. Dr. Bunn–Livingstone was a Professor of English in Inner Mongolia, China for two years, and has worked in six law firms from Los Angeles, Chicago, and London to South Africa, including Baker McKenzie, Field, Fisher, Waterhouse, Webber Wentzel, Barnes, Richardson, Colburn and Erskine Chambers.
About Faith & Law
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Join Father Conroy, Chaplain of the U.S. House for a brief time of Advent reflection and prayer on Tuesdays December 2, 9 & 16 in Longworth.
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sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain
You are invited to a weekly Bible study in Ford Office Bldg, beginning Tuesday Sept.16th.
The topic will be something very basic to Christianity – the Gospel of Christ! We will be looking at what the Gospel is, what it means to be a Christian and what (if any) affect the Gospel has on our daily lives. So be searching Scripture for Gospel–related content!
For more information: Gary_deiffenderfer@mail.house.gov