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

phew, it's been a while. lot's of things going on here at the mission - fr murphy and i decided that both parishes need daily Mass during all seasons except for ordinary time, so we've been doubled up just about every day. in addition we have extra confessions. attendence has been solid. i think this is the first time that people have enjoyed true daily Mass. our comment is, "finally we can call ourselves a parish"

in addition to all the spiritual goods we have been plugging along with the corporal ones as well. thanks to a donation from the states we were able to increase the size of the patients house which we use for people from out of town that are here for the regular wednesday trip to san juan or people who need a place to stay on the way to see the doctor in the capital:


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