Fr. Daniel Hurley, O.Praem.: Trusting God’s Goodness

Today’s Word:

Then Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God and to heal. He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money – not even an extra tunic. Whatever house you enter, stay there, and leave from there. Wherever they do not welcome you, as you are leaving that town shake the dust off your feet as testimony against them.” They departed and went through the villages, bringing the good news and curing diseases everywhere. (Luke 9:1-6)

On This Date…

On September 25, 1963, fifty years ago today, Father Daniel Hurley, O.Praem., died in Wisconsin at age 67. He was Archmere’s second headmaster.


Father Hurley was ordained a priest in 1928 and began teaching English and Religion at the newly opened Archmere in 1932. He served as headmaster from August 1936 until November 1945, resigning from the position due to poor health. He returned to Wisconsin and became a pastor and convent chaplain in Alverno where he served until his death.

On the night of September 14, 1932, Father Hurley wrote to Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem.:

Our new school opened today with a grand total of seventeen students. ..You have seen [the school] and know we have a beautiful spot here if we can hold it. …We shall have lots of courage and trust in God’s goodness.

Like the apostles in today’s Gospel according to Luke, Father Hurley proclaimed the good news at Archmere with courage and trust in God.

– Father McLaughlin

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