It is a short yet cherished ceremony, sandwiched late each November between the end of classes and beginning of final exams. The traditional lighting of the Law School’s Christmas tree in the building’s atrium signifies many things: the beginning of Advent, the end stretch of the fall semester, and most of all, a time to reflect upon the blessings bestowed to each and every life.
Students, faculty and staff members were invited to think about all of these things on Nov. 25, as Dean Daniel Attridge, Assistant Dean Maura DeMouy, and Rev. Jude DeAngelo, University Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry for The Catholic University of America, each offered short remarks.
After acknowledging that the primary prayer of many students at the moment is to do well on their finals, Dean Attridge flipped a switch, the 14-foot tree lit up to applause, and all were invited to partake of punch and cookies afterward.