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

happy feast day of St. Charles Borromeo.

when i arrived at the cemetary the other day for Mass, i couldn't find anywhere to put the altar where people would be able to see me. so, the locals told me to stick it on top of a sepulchre. i was a little distraught at the idea, but i then witnessed every person there sitting on, walking on, and playing on the graves, so i figured why not:


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