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

amidst the 13 surgeons, one new volunteer, Masses, confessions, bible studies, and youth group, i found some time this morning to build the sanctuary into the adoration chapel. now, i generally like to build things, but when the opportunity arises to construct something that not only will be there for many years, but will support the Blessed Sacrament, the making of it takes on a special meaning. i can see why St. Francis took those words of Christ literally.


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