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

sunday morning on the way back from Mass a wasp nearly caused me to wreck as we collided and his stinger inbedded itself deeply into my forearm. i now look like popeye after a can of spinach, but the swelling is going down finally. father hamill recommends that i surf over to epipen and check out the auto-injector. due to my isolated location and complete lack of quality emergency medical care, fr hamill believes that i am a candidate for a serious allergic reaction which could result in the premature termination of my mission...


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