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 bishop has departed - a successful trip, but lengthy...

we are now awaiting the arrival of a 24 person medical group, two translators from the capital, and a new volunteer, julia, who will teach english in the school and to the townsfolk at night.

this evening we bagan the celebration for the patroness of the country, Our Lady of Altagracia (highest grace). national holiday tomorrow for everyone but the priests...


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