Listen To Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my chosen Son; listen to him” (Luke 9:35)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from their injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1978 Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, addressing the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965 and pleading, “No more war. War never again.”

On August 6, 1457, the Feast of the Transfiguration was established by the Church; in today’s Gospel for the feast a voice is heard from within a cloud on the mountain: “This is my chosen Son; listen to him”. Blessed Paul VI listened well and said, “No more war.”

– Father McLaughlin

Transfiguration

Listen to Him

Today’s Word:

“This is my beloved Son; listen to Him” (Mark 9:7)


On This Date…

On August 6, 1932, the Wilmington newspapers carried the first report about a new high school – Archmere Academy; school opened on September 14th.

On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan; 75,000 people died instantly and another 65,000 died in the following months from injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law; it prohibited voter discrimination.

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80; he was the first pope to visit the United States, begging the United Nations General Assembly in December 1965, “No more war. War never again.”

On this Feast of the Transfiguration, established on August 6, 1457, we heard at Mass these words of God about Jesus: “This is my beloved Son; listen to Him”. He will also listen to us as we pray for peace, racial harmony, and an end to war.

– Father McLaughlin

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You Are a Lamp in a Dark Place; Spread The Light of Peace

Today’s Word:

You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place.
(2 Peter 1:19)


On This Date…

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On August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. 75,000 people died instantly, and another 65,000 died in the following months from injuries and radiation sickness.

On August 6, 1978, Pope Paul VI died in Rome at age 80. He was the first pope to visit the United States. In December 1965, he addressed the United Nations General Assembly, pleading, “No more war! War never again!”

On August 6, 1457, the Church established the Feast of the Transfiguration. Peter, one of the three apostles present on the mountain during the Transfiguration, later wrote of what he heard God say that day, “You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place.”

The are still dark places that need God’s light and peace. We, too, can plead, “No more war! War never again!”

– Father McLaughlin