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

Catholic Schools Week 2014

Today’s Word:

Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.


On This Date…

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On January 27, 1540, Saint Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursulines, died in Italy at age 70. She was orphaned at an early age and was moved by the poverty and ignorance of poor girls. She organized a group of 28 women into a religious community of teachers who lived at home, did not wear a religious habit, and did not take the traditional three vows.

Locally, the Ursulines founded Ursuline Academy in 1893. Many graduates of Ursuline Lower School have attended Archmere Academy. The motto of the Ursulines is Serviam, which translates, “That I may serve.”

On January 27, 1947, Walter Ziegler, O.Praem., age 23, and Thomas Filbrandt, O.Praem., age 22, were killed in a car crash on their way to teach at Central Catholic High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Both men were Archmere graduates (1940 and 1942), and both were Norbertine seminarians.

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Tom was the nephew of Father Daniel Hurley, O.Praem., Archmere’s second headmaster from 1936 to 1945. Sitting between Walt and Tom in the back seat was Father Robert Sliben, O.Praem., who taught math at Archmere from 1949 to 1990. Father Sliben also served as Archmere’s second principal from 1973 to 1977.

The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is, “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” Saint Angela, Walter Ziegler, and Thomas Filbrandt were teachers of faith and knowledge in service of others.