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

Our cat, Squeaky, gave birth about two weeks ago. This was her third litter with her consistent 3 kittens per litter. For two days now I’ve walk by this box counting kittens and scratching my head wondering, How is it that yesterday, there were four, today, there are five? It seems our worker, Juan Bosco, has been playing Good Samaritan and sneaking some abandoned kittens in the box. Well, in a parish named after the saint of good-report-with-animals, Francis, I can’t take issue with these clandestine adoptions. Everyone seems happy. I’ll see to it that mamacita’s milk rations are upped.


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