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

error report: apparently, yesterday was not the universal day of sanctification for priests. only the archdiocese of philadelphia was celebrating it...

also, this morning at 3 am 4 drunks with drums and tamborines came by banging the tar out of them and proceeded to beseech me for money for Navidad. 3 am. 0300. i told them it was a little early to be handing out money - Christmas isn't til the 25th...


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