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

what a great trip - we set an all-time record, traveling from banica to thomassique to hinche in under 2 hours. it used to take fr jack anywhere from 4-6 hours in the truck. beautiful ride, not too much mud, cruddy roads. it's only about 40 miles each way, so we were averaging about 20-25 mph, which is fast.

below is a picture of father murphy, our good friend junior charles and his mother. junior fell from a tree a few years back and he can no longer walk - but he is an intelligent and kind soul, and gets around fine. he's planning on graduating and advancing to college. we didn't know where he lived and we were searching and searching to no avail, no one seemed to know who he was, so i said a quick prayer to st anthony and 30 seconds later we almost ran over his's always good to see a new place and set land speed over distance records. plus, the whole western side of haiti is open to us now...


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