Greet One Another With Joy

Today’s Word:

At the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. (Luke 1:44)

On This Date…

On August 15, 1932, Father Michael McKeough, O.Praem., Archmere’s first headmaster, met with Mr. John Raskob at his Wilmington office to discuss the first payment for the property of Archmere.

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Cardinal John J. Krol

On August 15, 1967, Cardinal John Krol, Archbishop of Philadelphia, dedicated the Church of the Assumption at Daylesford Abbey. Archmere Kairos retreatants assemble in the abbey church several times during each Kairos retreat.

On August 15, 2013 – today – over 200 athletes, coaches, and parents assembled in Archmere’s theatre to celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. We do not know the actual date of her death (or her “falling asleep”), but we observe it today.

Mr. John Jordan '80

Mr. John Jordan ’80

Before Mass, Principal Mr. John Jordan ’80 welcomed us, especially the transfer students and the incoming members of the Class of 2017. Mr. Jordan also introduced Archmere’s new Campus Minister, Mr. William Gabriel.

In today’s Gospel, Elizabeth says to her cousin Mary, “At the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.”

As we near the start of a new school year, may what we say to each other cause joy.

– Father McLaughlin

Tomb of Saint Norbert at Strahov Abbey

On May 2, 1627, Saint Norbert’s casket was carried in procession into the Church of the Assumption in Strahov Abbey in Prague, Czech Republic. There, it was enthroned in a place of honor above the abbey’s side altar.

Tomb of Saint Norbert

Tomb of Saint Norbert, Strahov Abbey

The festivities in Prague lasted for a whole week, with numerous miracles reported and many people reconciled to the faith.

Saint Norbert was originally buried in Magdeburg, Germany at the time of his death in 1134. His body remained there until it was exhumed on December 3, 1626. His bones were still intact in their original position, and the skin on his face and head was still fresh.

The face of Saint Nobert appears on one side of the Archmere school ring, together with the words, “prepared for every good work.”

– Father McLaughlin