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 great taranula hunt has finally ended with great success. my nephew benjamin has waited patiently for us to finish this safari and i'm happy to report that we found this:

he was locked in mortal combat with another, so we took the victor: unfortunately, since he had just won a battle for his life and then was placed in a canvas sack for transport to the rectory, he had his dander up and would not stay in one place long enough for us to get a ruler in a shot, but you can trust me when i say that his body was every bit of 4.5 inches and those legs stretched another 2 on each side. for a full size image (1 meg) click here.


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