Let Us Be Glad and Rejoice

Today’s Word:

 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice” (Psalm 118:24)


On This Date…

On April 19, 1775 the “shot heard round the world” was fired at Lexington, MA signaling the beginning of the American Revolution; today the Museum of the American Revolution opened at 123 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, with former Vice President Joseph Biden, Archmere Class of 1961 speaking at the dedication.

On April 19, 1887 The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC was chartered; it opened in November 1889.

On April 19, 2005 Cardinal Josef Ratzinger was elected as Pope Benedict XVI; Pope Benedict resigned in 2013 and on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 he celebrated his 90th birthday.

Today at Mass we heard these words: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice” – words that help us thank God for America, for The Catholic University, and Pope Benedict.

– Father McLaughlin

This Is The Day The Lord Has Made

Today’s Word:

“This is the day the Lord has made” (Psalm 118:24)


On This Date…

On April 11, 1120, at the beginning of Holy Week, Saint Norbert returned to Premontre, France with thirteen novices and, for the first time, began to live community life.

On April 11, 1126, Easter Sunday, Saint Norbert celebrated Mass in Wurzburg, Germany, and, after receiving the Body and Blood of Jesus, breathed upon the eyes of a blind woman and cured her of her blindness. Later that same day there was a meeting in Magdeburg, Germany to discuss the election of a new archbishop; Saint Norbert was elected and served as Archbishop of Magdeburg from 1126 until his death in 1134.

On this 8th Day of Passover and 7th Day of Easter we say with the psalmist, “This is the day the Lord has made” as it was also in 1120 and 1126.

– Father McLaughlin

 

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