“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me” (John 14:1)
On This Date…
On April 22, 1834 Abbot John Baptist L’Ecuy, O.Praem. died in Paris at age 95; he was the last abbot of Premontre, the first abbey founded by Saint Norbert in 1120. Abbot L’Ecuy’s heart is kept next to the tomb of Saint Norbert in Prague, Czech Republic; his body is kept in the Norbertine Abbey of Mondaye in Normandy, France.
On April 22, 1864 the United States Congress authorized the phrase “In God We Trust” on all two-cent coins; the next year the phrase was placed on all US coins; in 1956 “In God We Trust” officially became the motto of our country.
On April 22, 1970 Earth Day was first held in San Francisco, CA; at the United Nations today 175 countries signed the Paris Agreement, to safeguard the environment.
In today’s Gospel, Jesus says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me”. We care for our earth, with faith and trust.
– Father McLaughlin