04 January 2011

We spent a snowless Christmas out in southern California. Our bungalow overlooked this hillside leading to Strand Beach, where a miles-long walkway leads from cliff to oceanside. Torture, I know. We were lucky enough to be a few short minutes from the San Juan Capistrano Mission. We spent Christmas morning there assisting at the extraordinary form Mass in the Serra Chapel, California's oldest building, whose altar once welcomed Bd. Junipero Serra, and which now houses his relics.