Listen To Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my chosen Son; listen to him” (Luke 9:35)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from their injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1978 Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965 and pleading, “No more war. War never again.”

On August 6, 1457, the Feast of the Transfiguration was established by the Church; in today’s Gospel for the feast a voice is heard from within a cloud on the mountain: “This is my chosen Son; listen to him”. Blessed Paul VI listened well and said, “No more war.”

– Father McLaughlin

Transfiguration

Amazed With Joy and Gratitude

On This Date…

On February 5, 1988 Father Alexander Arendt, O. Praem. died at Daylesford Abbey at age 59. He served at Archmere from 1958 to 1976, as a teacher of German and English, and as registrar, academic dean, and assistant headmaster; he also served from 1980 to 1982, as campus minister.

Father Pedro Arrupe

Father Pedro Arrupe

On February 5, 1991 Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., retired superior general of the Jesuit Order, died in Rome at age 83. He had been a missionary in Japan in 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his experience of the pain and suffering of the Japanese people forever defined him.

Father Arrupe later wrote, “What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.” Mr. Carl Campion ’76 has served Archmere with love and we are “amazed with joy and gratitude.”

– Father McLaughlin

Listen to Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my beloved Son; listen to Him” (Mark 9:7)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1932, the Wilmington newspapers carried the first report about a new high school – Archmere Academy; school opened on September 14th.

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law; it prohibited voter discrimination.

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, begging the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965, “No more war. War never again.”

On this Feast of the Transfiguration, established on August 6, 1457, we heard at Mass these words of God about Jesus: “This is my beloved Son; listen to Him”. He will also listen to us as we pray for peace, racial harmony, and an end to war.

– Father McLaughlin

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