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

the gallaries have arrived! well, at least one gallery has arrived. i figure we'll begin the pictorial tour of the land, people, buildings, culture, food, animal life and whatever else we can find with the most important aspect of life anywhere - the church. so without further ado enjoy the first of what should be a grand visual display of all things concerning the mission:

the church


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