The House of the Lord

Today’s Word:

“I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life” (Psalm 23:6cd)

 


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Bishop Edmond FitzMaurice

On This Date…

On October 12, 1932, a Wednesday, Bishop Edmond J. FitzMaurice of Wilmington dedicated Archmere at 3:00 PM. The ceremony was held in the chapel of The Patio, the Raskob music room. Abbot Pennings was present, along with about 300 guests. In his welcoming remarks Bishop FitzMaurice said, “I extend to you in behalf of the Wilmington Diocese a hearty welcome and may Saint Norbert, the great Apostle of the Blessed Sacrament, through whose inspiration and symbol you live, be ever an inspiration to you.”

At Mass today we prayed, “I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life”. We give thanks for Archmere’s Patio, dedicated as “the house of the Lord.”

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The Patio

– Father McLaughlin

Guardian Angels

Today’s Word:

“”Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule, and guide.” (Prayer to the Guardian Angel)

 


On This Date…

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On October 2, 1932, Archmere played its first football game against Saint James High School, Penns Grove, New Jersey. Archmere lost 12-0.

In the fall of 1982 Archmere defeated Saint James High School 28-10. Dr. William Doyle was coaching that day and among the members of the team were Mike Udovich, John Sullivan, Dave Mengers, Ken Falkenstein, and Pat Udovich, who all have children at Archmere this year. The 1983 yearbook has this note: “a second-half comeback versus Saint James was worth the ride to Carney’s Point.” Archmere ended its season 12-0 and State Champions – a “golden jubilee” of Archmere football.

On October 2nd is the Feast of the Guardian Angels.  As Mr. Gabriel prayed this morning, so we can pray, “Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule, and guide.” Amen.

 

– Father McLaughlin

Salt of the Earth

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Saint Augustine

Today’s Word:

“The salt of the earth and the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14)


On This Date…

On August 28, 430AD Saint Augustine died in North Africa at age 75; in his Rule, followed by Norbertines, he asks us “to be of one mind and one heart on the way to God,” words that begin the Archmere Prayer.

On August 28, 1784 Father Junipero Serra died in Carmel, California at age 69; he became a Franciscan at age 17, and founded nine missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, a distance of 514 miles.
On August 28, 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech to a multi-racial audience in Washington, DC, speaking of a time when the evils of prejudice and segregation would vanish.
In today’s Gospel Jesus called His disciples to be “the salt of the earth and the light of the world” (Matthew 5:13-14). Saint Augustine, Father Serra, and Dr. King were salt and light for our world, as is Father John Zagarella, O.Praem. whose birthday is today.

 – Father McLaughlin