Apostles of Peace

Today’s Word:

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 1:2)


On This Date…

UnknownOn October 13, 1793 Norbertine Father Pierre-Adrien Toulorge was guillotined at age 36 in Coutances, France during the French Revolution. Just before his death he forgave those who were executing him; his body was thrown into a common grave. Father Toulourge was beatified in 2012 in Coutances; today is his feast day.

On October 13, 1985 Norbertine Father Roger Paider, Archmere’s third headmaster (1945-1946) died of cancer at age 71. He was at Archmere from 1944 to 1961, as chemistry teacher, librarian, prefect of discipline, and grounds keeper. He is buried at Daylesford.

Today at Mass we heard these words: “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”. The lives of Blessed Pierre-Adrien and Father Paider brought grace and peace to those they served – like Saint Norbert, “apostles of peace.”

– Father McLaughlin

Give Alms

Today’s Word:

“Give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you” (Luke 11:41)


On This Date…

On October 13, 1793 Norbertine Father Peter Adrian Toulorge, O.Praem., was beheaded at age 36 in the city of Coutances, France, where he had been ordained in 1782. Just before his execution, during the French Revolution, Father Toulorge prayed, “My God, I place my life in Your hands. Forgive my enemies.” He was buried in a common grave with other martyrs and was beatified in 2012. Today is his feast day.

On October 13, 1985 Norbertine Father Roger Paider, O.Praem., Archmere’s 3rd headmaster (1945-1946), died of cancer at age 71. He was at Archmere from 1944 to 1961, serving as chemistry teacher, librarian, prefect of discipline, and grounds keeper. He is buried at Daylesford Abbey.

In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “Give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you”. Blessed Peter Adrian and Father Paider generously placed their lives in God’s hands.

– Father McLaughlin

 

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In Search of God’s Forgiveness

Today’s Word:

“With You is found forgiveness, O God of Israel” (Psalm 130:4)


 

On This Date…

On October 13, 1793, Norbertine Father Pierre-Adrien Toulorge, O.Praem. was guillotined at age 36 in Coutances, France during the French Revolution. Just before his death he wrote to his brother, “God has found me worthy not only to suffer in prison but also to die for our Lord, Jesus Christ.” Father Toulorge was beatified on April 29, 2012 in Coutances; today is his feast day.

On October 13, 1985, Father Roger Paider, O.Praem., Archmere’s 3rd headmaster (1945-1946), died of cancer at age 71. He was at Archmere from 1944 to 1961, as chemistry teacher, librarian, prefect of discipline, and grounds keeper. He is buried at Daylesford.

At Mass today we prayed, “With You is found forgiveness, O God of Israel”. Father Toulorge and Father Paider have both found God’s forgiveness.

forgiveness2– Father McLaughlin