Celebrate Faith

Today’s Word:

Stand up and go your way; your faith has saved you.
(Luke 17:19)


On This Date…

On November 13, 354, Saint Augustine was born in North Africa. After his conversion in 387, he was ordained a priest and bishop, and he wrote the Rule that Norbertines follow.

Abbot Pennings and his companions made their trans-atlantic journey on the SS Veendam.

Abbot Pennings and his companions made their trans-atlantic journey on the SS Veendam.

On November 13, 1893, Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., the founder of Archmere, and two Norbertine companions, arrived in New Jersey by boat from Holland. Twenty-three other Dutch Norbertines would later come to America as missionaries in Wisconsin.

On November 13, 1963, 50 years ago today, Daylesford Priory was established as an independent Norbertine community; the Norbertines of Daylesford currently sponsor Archmere.

On November 13, 2006, ground was broken at Archmere for the Student Life Center; it was dedicated on October 12, 2007.

In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to the healed man, “Stand up and go your way; your faith has saved you.” Today, we celebrate the faith of Saint Augustine, Abbot Pennings and his companions, and the benefactors of the Student Life Center.

– Father McLaughlin