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

so, the lady on the right, eloina, tells me that she has never been baptized. 90 years old and baptized all her kids, but was too embarassed to admit that she wasn't baptized. so, we took care of things this morning with a nice baptism, confirmation and first communion! her godmother is her 85 year old best friend...


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