Loyola's Sister Jean leads House in prayer
Loyola-Chicago Ramblers Chaplain Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt led the House in prayer before debate began on May 9.
“Dear gracious God, we give you thanks for this lovely day, which reminds us of your creation, love of nature, for life and for each other, regardless of who we are, or where we are in life’s journey,” the 98-year-old nun most known for being on the sidelines on the 11-seed team’s journey to the NCAA Final Four said.
God created and directed all the lawmakers present, according to Sister Jean, who said all are called to serve their constituents.
“We ask you, oh God, to help us bring forth in a gentle, but firm way, what we believe to be right for our people,” Sister Jean said.
She asked for a special blessing for cancer survivors and those recently diagnosed with the disease, and again, asked for a special blessing upon the House.
“May all that is done on this day, and every day, be done for your glory,” Sister Jean said.