“O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge” (Psalm 7:2)
On This Date…
On March 12, 604 AD Pope Saint Gregory the Great died in Rome at age 64; he had founded a music school, and “gregorian chant” is named for him. He wrote the Lenten hymn, “The Glory of These Forty Days.”
On March 12, 1622 Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, was declared a saint; Jesuits run the following universities: Saint Joseph, Scranton, Loyola (Baltimore), Fordham, Georgetown, Boston (College).
On March 12, 1912 the “Girl Guides of America” was founded in Savannah, GA, with 18 members; in 1913 the name was changed to “Girl Scouts.”
On March 12, 1977 Jesuit Father Rutilio Grande was assassinated in El Salvador where he worked on behalf of the nation’s peasants; his murder inspired the newly appointed Archbishop Oscar Romero to speak out against poverty, injustice, and torture.
Today at Mass we prayed, “O Lord, my God, in you I take refuge”, a psalm prayed in the Jerusalem Temple and by Saint Gregory, Saint Ignatius, Father Grande, and Archbishop Romero.
– Father McLaughlin