Trust in the Lord and Do Good

Today’s Word:

“Trust in the Lord and do good” (Psalm 37:3)


On This Date…

On January 27, 1540 Saint Angela Merici died in Italy at age 70. She was orphaned at an early age. She was moved by the poverty and ignorance of poor girls and at age 65 organized a group of 28 women into a religious community – the Ursulines – who did not wear a traditional religious habit, take traditional vows or live in convents. Locally, the Ursulines founded Ursuline Academy in 1893; the school motto is “Serviam” (“that I might serve”).

On January 27, 1947 Walter Ziegler ’40 and Thomas Filbrandt ’42, both Archmere graduates and Norbertine seminarians, were killed in a car crash in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on their way to teach at Central Catholic High School. Sitting between them in the back seat was Robert Sliben who was ordained in 1949 and who taught at Archmere from 1949 to 1990.

On January 27, 2017 nine Archmere students and two faculty – Mr. Mengers and Ms, Hudson – went to Washington, DC for the Annual March for Life. At today’s Mass in school we prayed, “Trust in the Lord and do good” – inspiring us to be “prepared for every good work.”

– Father McLaughlin

Enjoying The Fullness of Life

Today’s Word:

Jesus “appointed Twelve whom He named Apostles, that they might be with Him” (Mark 3:14)


On This Date…

On January 22, 1973 the United States Supreme Court rendered the decision in Roe vs. Wade to permit abortion. Today in Washington, DC the annual March for Life was held, as it has been every year since 1973. Today’s issue of The Dialog has a front-page picture of the  Wilmington March for Life, held on January 15; in the picture is Father Anthony Pileggi, Archmere Class of 1987.

Father Michael Collins

Father Michael Collins

On January 22, 2015 Father Michael Collins, O.Praem. died suddenly at Daylesford Abbey at age 64; he was a 1968 graduate of Archmere and spent 34 years at Archmere as teacher, assistant athletic director, and dean of student life.

In today’s Gospel Jesus “appointed Twelve whom He named Apostles, that they might be with Him”. Father Collins now enjoys the fullness of life with the One who called him to priesthood.

– Father McLaughlin