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

it's rare that there is a first when discussing the history of the church, but we might just have accomplished it here in banica this morning:

5 american priests concelebrated Mass with me this morning and we used the second Eucharistic Prayer in latin. now, i know taken individually, i.e. 6 total priests, 2nd Eucharistic Prayer, and latin are not anything new, but the combination is almost oxymoronic, so there you have that.

unfortunately, they all had to leave this morning after a nice week long visit with two different groups.

otherwise all is well. it rained again and is a mild 91.2 today.


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