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

Empathetic Leaders

Today’s Word:

“Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders – young men and women prepared for every good work.”

 – Archmere Academy Mission Statement


On This Date…

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

On March 4, 1933, the faculty and whole student body of Archmere (22 students) attended the inauguration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Washington, DC. President Roosevelt was a member of the Democratic Party.  Mr. John J. Raskob, who sold Archmere to the Norbertines in 1932, was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1928 to 1932.

According to Archmere’s Mission Statement, “Archmere cultivates empathetic leaders – young men and women prepared for every good work.”

– Father McLaughlin

Celebrating Our Earthly Fathers

Today’s Word:

God so loved the world that He gave His only Son. (John 3:16)


On This Date…

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On June 15, 1204, Norbertine Bishop Isfrid died in Germany at age 90. He was born in 1115, and joined the Norbertine Order early on in its history. He became the superior of a Norbertine community in 1159, and later bishop in 1178.

Devotion to Isfrid as a saint was approved by Pope Benedict XIII in 1728.

On June 15, 1776, the members of the Delaware Assembly voted to end all connections with King George III of England. This “Separation Day” was the first big step toward independence.

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Today is Father’s Day. It was proposed by Sonora Dodd of Spokane, Washington to honor her father who was a Civil War veteran, and whose wife died in childbirth leaving him with six young children to care for.

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd

Sonora Louise Smart Dodd

Father’s Day was observed in Spokane beginning in 1910, and it was finally declared a national holiday in 1972 by President Richard M. Nixon.

Today is also Trinity Sunday. In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus says, “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.” Jesus described God as a most generous father – a reminder to us to be grateful for our earthly fathers.

– Father McLaughlin