“Hope in God; I will praise Him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 43:5)
On This Date…
On September 25, 1963, Father Daniel Hurley, O.Praem., Archmere’s second headmaster, died in Wisconsin at age 67. He had arrived at Archmere on August 13, 1932, the second teacher for the new school. He had attended public high school himself, worked for two years, enlisted in the Army in 1918, and entered the Norbertines in 1922. He served as headmaster from 1936 to 1945, and resigned in November 1945 due to illness. He became a pastor and convent chaplain in 1947, serving there until his death.
On the night of September 14, 1932, Father Hurley wrote to Abbot Pennings in Wisconsin: “Our new school opened today with a grand total of seventeen students. … We shall have lots of courage and trust in God’s goodness.” At Mass today we prayed, “Hope in God; I will praise Him, my Savior and my God”.
– Father McLaughlin