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

another night of prolonged aural overdose caused by loud music and the arguing of drunks with the police across the street has left me slightly tired. however, the feast day of the guardian angels has elevated my soul - for, as any regular blog reader knows, my life is pretty much proof of their existence...


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