The Missions: San Francisco and San José

Unless the mission is oriented by charity, that is, unless it springs from a profound act of divine love, it risks being reduced to mere philanthropic and social activity...Consequently, being missionaries means loving God with all one's heart, even to the point, if necessary, of dying for him. - Pope Benedict XVI

composition of last night's dinner guests: 2 american priests, 1 haitian cook, 5 dominican locals, 4 brazilian nuns.
languages spoken: 4, however, the attempt was made to speak spanish.
menu: chicken, cabbage salad with green olives, tostones (smashed fried plantains), warm coke, beans and sugar concoction for dessert.
power: kerosene lamps
bug count: nearly infinite

i've added a link to the parish's web site which has some pictures, info, and history. (look to the right, yeah, over there...)


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