Homelike Spirit

Today’s Word:

“You will be given at that moment what you are to say” (Matthew 10:19)


On This Date…

On July 8, 1963 Mrs. Helena Raskob, died in Tuscon, AZ at age 78 (born 11/30/1884). She and her husband, John, moved to Archmere on August 1, 1910 with four children. An additional nine children were born at Archmere. In 1921 Mrs. Raskob wrote these words: “And so Archmere (The Patio) is now a beautiful dream come true. But the greatest charm, aside from the voices of the children, is the homelike spirit which has been fostered within its walls.”

In today’s Gospel Jesus says, “You will be given at that moment what you are to say”. Mrs. Raskob spoke eloquently about Archmere’s “children” and “homelike spirit.”

– Father McLaughlin

John and Helena Raskob

John and Helena Raskob

God Has Blessed Us

Today’s Word:

“The earth has yielded its fruits; God, our God has blessed us” (Psalm 67:7)


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John J. and Helena S. Raskob

On This Date…

On August 1, 1910 John and Helena Raskob moved from their home in Wilmington to their new home at Archmere, along with their first four children: John (3), William (2), Helena (1), and Elizabeth (6 weeks). Nine more children were born at Archmere. Of the 13, only one still is living.

In 1921 Mrs. Raskob wrote a book about the planning and construction of The Patio, completed in 1918. In part she wrote, “Archmere is now a beautiful dream come true. But the greatest charm, aside from the voices of the children, is the homelike spirit which has been fostered in these walls.” Archmere’s Class of 2019 is receiving this M&H message for the first time.

Today at Mass we prayed, “The earth has yielded its fruits; God, our God has blessed us”. May God bless the Raskobs, the new Class of 2019, and the Class of 2015 now leaving for college.

– Father McLaughlin

 

New Dwellings

Today’s Word:

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God.
(Psalm 84:1)

On This Date…

On August 1, 1910, John and Helena Raskob moved from their Wilmington home to Archmere, along with their first four children: John (3), William (2), Helena (1), and Elizabeth (6 weeks).

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Archmere Estate, 1927
Dallin Aerial Survey Company

Nine more Raskob children would be born at Archmere.

In 1921, Mrs. Raskob wrote a book about the planning and construction of The Patio, completed in 1918. In part, she wrote, “Archmere is now a beautiful dream come true. But the greatest charm, aside from the voices of the children, is the homelike spirit which has been fostered in these walls.”

At Mass today we prayed, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord, mighty God.”

Like The Patio, God’s dwelling is homelike, where our voices are heard – a “beautiful dream come true.”

– Father McLaughlin