Listen to God and Believe

Today’s Word:

“Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled” (Luke 1:45)


On This Date…

On August 15, 1932 Father Michael McKeough, O.Praem., Archmere’s first headmaster, met with Mr. John Raskob in Wilmington concerning a first payment for the property of Archmere.

On August 15, 1967 Archbishop John Krol of Philadelphia dedicated the Church of the Assumption at Daylesford Abbey; Archmere’s faculty & staff, juniors & seniors will use the church this year for retreat masses, as will the three Kairos Retreats.

On August 15, 2016, today, over 200 athletes, coaches, and parents assembled in Archmere’s theatre to celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul, into Heaven. Before Mass Mr. John Jordan ’80 welcomed all, especially transfer students and members of the Class of 2020.

In today’s Gospel Elizabeth said to her cousin, Mary, “Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled”. May we listen to God and believe.

– Father McLaughlin

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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

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