Amazed With Joy and Gratitude

On This Date…

On February 5, 1988 Father Alexander Arendt, O. Praem. died at Daylesford Abbey at age 59. He served at Archmere from 1958 to 1976, as a teacher of German and English, and as registrar, academic dean, and assistant headmaster; he also served from 1980 to 1982, as campus minister.

Father Pedro Arrupe

Father Pedro Arrupe

On February 5, 1991 Father Pedro Arrupe, S.J., retired superior general of the Jesuit Order, died in Rome at age 83. He had been a missionary in Japan in 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped, and his experience of the pain and suffering of the Japanese people forever defined him.

Father Arrupe later wrote, “What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.” Mr. Carl Campion ’76 has served Archmere with love and we are “amazed with joy and gratitude.”

– Father McLaughlin