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

in order to shed themselves of the domination of the spaniards, the dominicans changed the national patronal feast day from Nuestra Señora de Mercedes to Nuestra Señora de Altagracia. consequently, they instituted a processional journey of the image through each diocese every year. since we have two parishes we get her for a couple of weeks. yesterday we picked her up - here we are in procession and entering the church:


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