Trust in God’s Goodness

Today’s Word:

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.” (Psalm 33:5b)

On This Date…

On April 22, 1834, Abbot John Baptist L’Ecuy, O.Praem. died in Paris at age 94. He was the last abbot of PrĂ©montrĂ©, which was 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 U.S. coins. In 1956, it officially became the motto of our country.

On April 22, 1970, Earth Day was first held in San Francisco, California. In 1979, Pope John Paul II named Saint Francis of Assisi as the patron of ecology, calling him “an example of genuine and deep respect for the integrity of creation.”

On April 22, 2014, Easter Tuesday, we prayed today at Mass, “The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.”

So, “in God we trust.”

– Father McLaughlin