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

keeping with the "nothing's easy" mantra of life down here, i present to you the alternative to heading to the local supermarket to buy a thanksgiving day turkey: last month we couldn't find any turkeys for sale locally, so we eventually sent someone into haiti to buy us two big birds. two days later he showed up with the two beauties you see below. after spending the last month residing in the center and being fattened up, today they met the hard reality of the machete to the neck. mrs. kirby will be cooking one in the oven and we'll smoke the other here at the rectory and then celebrate dinner with all the trimmings we could find locally. it looks like key lime pie will replace the standard pumpkin pie, but i'm not complaining...i'll take a nice picture of the feast tommorow if i remember...


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