“…lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life” (John 3:15)
On This Date…
On September 14, 1716 Boston Light, America’s oldest lighthouse, was lighted for the first time. The beam of the lighthouse is visible for 27 miles, a major aid to navigation. The lightkeeper is Sally Snowman, the first female lightkeeper, who has been on duty for 13 years.
On September 14, 1932, a Wednesday, Archmere Academy opened for the first time, with 16 boys in the morning, and a 17th arriving in the afternoon; there were 7 faculty – 4 Norbertines and 3 laymen.
In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks about being “lifted up, so that everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life”. We sang at Mass, “Lift high the Cross.” Like Boston Light, the Cross helps us navigate our lives, the reason Archmere Academy opened in 1932.
– Father McLaughlin