God’s Children

Today’s Word:

“Beloved, we are God’s children now” (1 John 3:2)


On This Date…

On November 13, 354 Saint Augustine was born in North Africa; after his conversion in 387 he was ordained a priest and bishop, and wrote the Rule that Norbertines follow.

On November 13, 1893 Father Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., the founder of Archmere, and two Norbertine companions, arrived in America by boat from Holland; 23 other Dutch Norbertines would later come to America as missionaries to Wisconsin.

On November 13, 1963, Daylesford Priory was established as an independent Norbertine community; the Norbertines of Daylesford currently sponsor Archmere.

At Mass today we hear Saint John say, “Beloved, we are God’s children now”, great news for us on this November 13th – a Friday!

– Father McLaughlin

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We Are God’s Children

Today’s Word:

“Beloved, we are God’s children now” (1 John 3: 1)


On This Date…

On November 13, 354, Saint Augustine was born in North Africa; after his conversion in 387 he was ordained a priest and bishop, and wrote the Rule that Norbertines follow.

On November 13, 1893, Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., the founder of Archmere, and two Norbertine companions, arrived in New Jersey by boat from Holland; 23 other Dutch Norbertines would later come to America as missionaries.

On November 13, 1963, Daylesford Priory was established as an independent Norbertine community; the Norbertines of Daylesford currently sponsor Archmere.

On November 13, 2006, ground was broken at Archmere for the Student Life Center; it was dedicated on October 12, 2007.

At Mass today we heard Saint John say, “Beloved, we are God’s children now”. It was that knowledge that inspired Saint Augustine, Abbot Pennings and his companions, and the benefactors of Archmere’s Student Life Center.

 

– Father McLaughlin

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The Solemnity of All Saints


Today’s Word:

“We are God’s children now” (1 John 3:2)


On This Date…

On November 1, 1893, Abbot Bernard Pennings, O.Praem., the founder of Archmere Academy, left Holland by boat for America with two fellow missionaries. It was stormy at sea, but Abbot Pennings wrote that day, “We are not afraid; after all, this morning we entrusted ourselves to all the Saints.” They had celebrated Mass at 4:30 AM for the Feast of All Saints.

On November 1, 1946, Karol Josef Wojtyla was ordained a priest in Poland. He celebrated his First Mass on November 2nd, All Souls Day, commenting that his First Mass was actually three masses. Today we honor Saint John Paul II, elected pope on October 16,1978 and canonized on April 27, 2014.

On November 1, 1983, Bishop Thomas Mardaga of Wilmington dedicated the Library and the Performing Arts Center, celebrating the first Mass in our theatre, where we continue to celebrate our monthly school Masses.

At Mass today we heard Saint John say, “We are God’s children now”. Such good news enables missionaries to leave home to serve in foreign lands, seminarians to say “yes” to the call to priesthood, school to be opened and dedicated, and all of us to “entrust ourselves to all the Saints.”

– Father McLaughlinAll-Saints