“O woman, great is your faith” (Matthew 15:28)
On This Date…
On August 5, 1932, Father Michael McKeough, O.Praem., Archmere’s 1st headmaster, arrived in Wilmington from Wisconsin; he took up residence at Archmere on August 8th.
On August 5, 1946, Father Justin Diny, O.Praem., was appointed Archmere’s 4th headmaster; he had previously taught at Archmere from 1937 to 1944.
On August 5, 1996, Father Robert Sliben, O.Praem., Archmere’s 2nd principal, died a week after falling in Saint Norbert Church in Paoli at the end of Mass; he served at Archmere from 1949 to 1991.
On August 5, 2002, Father George Feldman, O.Praem., 1936 graduate of Archmere, died in De Pere, Wisconsin; he served at Archmere from 1949 to 1958 as teacher and assistant headmaster.
On August 5, 435, the Basilica of Saint Mary Major was dedicated in Rome to honor Mary as the Mother of God; Archmere was dedicated to Our Lady in 1932.
In today’s Gospel Jesus said to the Canaanite mother, “O woman, great is your faith”. So was the faith of Our Lady and that of Fathers McKeough, Diny, Sliben, and Feldman.
– Father McLaughlin