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

merry Christmas:

our Christmas celebrations continue down here - at 0500 this morning yet another group of drunken stooges found themselves a drum and were serenading us with "feliz Navidad" - otherwise things have been relatively quiet and peaceful, as you would hope the Christmas season would be. below is a pic of the pesebre in the side altar of the church:


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