Rejoice in the Lord, you just. (Psalms 97:12)
On This Date…
On June 18, 1906, a Monday, John Jacob Raskob married Helena Springer Green at a Nuptial Mass at Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Wilmington, Delaware. The Raskobs moved to Archmere on August 1, 1910, with their first four children, born between 1907 and 1910. Nine more children were born in Claymont, Delaware.
On June 18, 1933, a Eucharistic Procession was held at Archmere Academy, just after the close of the first school year. According to Archmere’s first yearbook, the 1935 Keystone, more than 1,000 people took part in the Corpus Christi (Body of Christ) Procession.
Bishop Edmond F. FitzMaurice of Wilmington, celebrated the Benediction on three altars set up on campus. This year, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi will be observed on Sunday, June 22.
The Raskobs began their marriage with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist. On the Archmere ring is an image of Saint Norbert holding the Holy Eucharist. May the Body of Christ sustain us too.
– Father McLaughlin