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

someone sent me a pic of the pavilion before it burned to a crisp. by the way, my best guess as to the cause of the fire is that either the wire you cannot see (it is on the opposite side) running from the dorm to the top of the roof or the one you can see was blown back and forth by the wind and the tin cap on the roof cut into it causing a short and therefore some serious sparking:


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