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

i'm telling ya, it can't get much better than this: i'm munching on a still-hot-from-the-pan potato chip, waiting to give a talk to 50 kids from the youth group about confession, then sitting down to a grilled bacon cheese hotdog with fr murphy. man, life is almost too good, but it is the feast of st. Andrew...


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