“You are God’s building. …The temple of God, which you are, is holy” (1 Corinthians 3:9, 17)
On This Date…
On November 9, 324 AD Pope Saint Sylvester dedicated the Lateran Basilica in Rome; it remains to today as the pope’s cathedral church, and was his residence until 1309. It was a gift to the Church from Emperor Constantine just before Christianity became a legal religion in 313 AD.
On November 8, 1959, a Sunday, Bishop Michael Hyle of Wilmington dedicated Saint Norbert Hall, which contains the Archmere Oratory, dedicated in 2014.
On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall fell, ending the Cold War, and leading to the reunification of East and West Germany. Today, Germans are gathering at the Brandenburg Gate for a performance of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.”
At Mass today we heard these words of Saint Paul: “You are God’s building. … The temple of God, which you are, is holy”. That is reason for us to be people of joy and hope.
– Father McLaughlin