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

sorry for the slight delay in posting times, we just finished the annual pastoral visit with bishop grullon.

we had the honor of attending the first ever deaconal ordination in the newly restored cathedral in san juan. also, we were particularly honored because the man who was ordained is from our parish. pedro (from pilon, a 2 hour walk from banica which he made every day to attend high school) is an outstanding young man who will, with the grace of God, be ordained a priest here in banica this summer. below you will see a picture of me vesting him and another of pedro and the bishop after the Mass.

also, please pray for me as i begin my yearly retreat on sunday. i will not be posting until after my retreat, and hopefully, when i do, it will be with a new blog format...also, the quarter-pipe is too small, a half-pipe is in the works and should be completed sometime in the first week of feb.


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