Take up Your Cross and Follow Me

Today’s Word:

“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24)


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 St. Norbert Church in Paoli at the end of Mass; he taught at Archmere from 1949 to 1991.

On August 5, 2002 Father George Feldman, O.Praem., a 1936 graduate of Archmere, died in DePere, 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; the arch and the mosaic in the arch date from 435 AD. Archmere was dedicated to Our Lady in 1932.

In today’s First Friday Gospel Jesus says, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me”. Our Lady and Fathers McKeough, Diny, Sliben and Feldman lived that Gospel.

– Father McLaughlin

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Great Is Your Faith

Today’s Word:

“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

 

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We Are God’s People

Today’s Word:

You shall be my people and I will be your God. (Jeremiah 30:22)


On This Date…

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Fr. Michael McKeough, O.Praem.

On August 5, 1932, Father Michael McKeough, O.Praem., Archmere’s first headmaster, arrived in Wilmington, having traveled from De Pere, Wisconsin. He began living at Archmere on August 8.

On August 5, 1946, Father Just Diny, O.Praem., was appointed Archmere’s fourth headmaster. He had previously taught at Archmere from 1937 to 1944.

On August 5, 1996, Father Robert Sliben, O.Praem., Archmere’s second principal, died one week after falling at the end of Mass in St. Norbert Church in Paoli, Pennsylvania. He served at Archmere from 1949 to 1991.

On August 5, 2002, Father George Feldman, O.Praem., a 1936 graduate of Archmere, died in De Pere, Wisconsin. He served at Archmere from 1949 to 1958, as a teacher and assistant headmaster.

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Piazza Esquilino, Santa Maria Maggiore

On August 5, 435, the Basilica of Saint Mary Major (Basilica Sanctae Mariae Maioris) was dedicated in Rome. It is the oldest Church in the West dedicated to Our Lady. In 1932, the chapel at Archmere was also dedicated to Our Lady.

In today’s First Reading at Mass, God says, “You shall be my people and I will be your God.” Fathers McKeough, Diny, Sliben, and Feldman all proclaimed the message that we are God’s people, through Jesus, born of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

– Father McLaughlin