July 14, 2011

Bishop Geralyn Wolf Leads U.S. Senate Prayer

Whitehouse Invited Rhode Island Episcopal Bishop to Conduct Opening Prayer

Washington, DC – This morning Rhode Island’s Episcopal Bishop Geralyn Wolf opened the United States Senate in prayer. Bishop Wolf was invited by U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).

Bishop Wolf and her husband are in Washington, DC to discuss the problems facing the people of South Sudan with Rhode Island’s congressional delegation.

After Bishop Wolf’s prayer, Senator Whitehouse addressed the Senate:

“I’m delighted to be here with my senior colleague, Senator Jack Reed, to welcome Geralyn Wolf, the bishop of the Episcopal archdiocese of Rhode Island. She has been devoted to our community – particularly to the needy in our community – to the point where at one point she spent 30 days living as a homeless person in order to see firsthand what the resources were to support people when they faced the burden and the sorrow of homelessness. She is keenly interested in the Sudan and works with priests who are helping to bring Christianity to those areas as the vehicle for peace amidst some of the worst and most horrific violence on the face of the planet. It is my hope, and I’m sure Senator Reed’s as well, that during the course of our deliberations today we will be informed by the hopes and the sentiments and the confidence and the blessings that she expressed.”

Bishop Wolf was elected the 12th Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island on September 30, 1995. She has a Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degrees from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University.


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