“Peace Be With You”

Today’s Word:

Peace be with you. (Luke 24:36)


On This Date…

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On April 24, 387, Easter Sunday, Saint Augustine was baptized in Milan, Italy at age 32. Baptized along with him was his 15 year old son Adeodatus and his best friend Alypius.

After Baptism, they made their First Communion in the company of Augustine’s mother Saint Monica, who had prayed for Augustine’s intellectual and moral conversion since he was a teenager.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus appeared to the disciples on Easter night in the Upper Room and said, “Peace be with you.” Augustine received that peace on the day of his conversion.

– Father McLaughlin

Saint Augustine: Wrestling with A Restless Heart

Today’s Word:

Fecisti nos ad te et inquietum est cor nostrum donec requiescat in te.

“You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”

– Confessions of Augustine

On April 24, 387 AD, Saint Augustine was baptized at the Easter Vigil at age 32. His 15 year old son Adeodatus and his best friend Alypius were baptized along with him. Augustine had struggled since his teen years with making intellectual sense of his mother’s Catholic faith as well as his own moral life.

After his conversion, Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion, Augustine concluded in his Confessions, “You have made us for Yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You.”
pietate et scientia
Tonight, the members of the Class of 2014 received their rings, which were blessed at this evening’s Ring Mass. Headmaster Dr. Michael Marinelli reminded the Class of 2014 of the two phrases on the Archmere ring:

Pietate et Scientia

Ad Omne Opus bonum paratus

The first, which translates “Reverence and Wisdom,” is Archmere’s school motto. The latter, which translates “Prepared for every good work,” is the motto of the Norbertine Order. Norbertines follow the Rule of Saint Augustine.

As spiritual children of Augustine, may we be prepared for every good work, doing them with reverence and wisdom.

– Father McLaughlin