Help Carry the Cross during this Lenten Season
Thank you for keeping our Lent campaign in your prayers. If you’ve also sent a gift to help us sustain and expand our work, thank you for that, too! It’s not too late to give. And remember: there are many ways you can offer support - even by donating unused gift card balances. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 today.
Mission Tradition is devoted to serve the goals of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, a charitable organization imbued with the traditions of the Catholic Church. FSSP Mission Tradition provides nutrition, education, infrastructure development, farming, career training, priestly formation, and other works to provide a future with hope and opportunities to the missions we serve in Nigeria, Colombia, and Mexico.
News from the Mission
“Everywhere You Turn, There’s Incredible Need” How Mission Tradition Is Carrying the Cross in Nigeria
Father Angelo Van der Putten, FSSP, has served in our mission in Nigeria since 2013. Although he works tirelessly for his people, he kindly spared a few minutes to chat with Mission Tradition staff recently to update us on the impact our donations are making. We hope his comments will inspire you to support Mission Tradition this Lent.
FSSP Seminarians Tour Sites of Mexico’s Cristero Martyrs
Several FSSP seminarians spent their Christmas vacation this year exploring the sites of Mexico's Cristero martyrs.
Las Posada, Piñatas, Ponche, and Prayer – Christmas Traditions in Mexico
This year, several young ladies from the Our Lady of Pillar, Guadalajara, youth group hosted a posada for moms and their children at El Refugio, a shelter named after Our Lady of Refuge and built for adolescent mothers.
“We Now See Everything Differently”: How Mission Tradition Is Bringing the Traditional Catholic Faith to Mexico
Millions of souls across Mexico have never assisted at a traditional Latin Mass. But as more and more Mexicans encounter the beauty of tradition, they find it changing their lives for the better. Fr. Daniel Heenan, FSSP, who was ordained in 2014, has spent his entire priesthood working at the FSSP apostolate in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mission Tradition staff recently spoke with Fr. Heenan to get an update on his work in Mexico. Here are highlights of that conversation. We hope his story will inspire you.
“It Rains in the Classroom”: How Mission Tradition Is Persevering to Teach Children in Colombia
People in the poorest areas of Colombia have traditionally leaned on their Catholic faith to guide them through life’s hardships. But as dangerous ideologies invade these regions, it’s becoming common to meet Catholics who no longer practice the faith and believe that their safest path to happiness is to make more money. That’s why Mission Tradition is sharing the traditional Catholic faith by operating St. Dominic Savio Rural School in Anolaima,Colombia.
FSSP Mexico holds first Church Bazaar!
Nuestra Seora del Pilar (Our Lady of the Pillar) hosted the first church bazaar and fundraiser (Kermesse) on Sunday, August 7th.
“God Is at Work”: How Mission Tradition Is Bringing the Light of Christ to Nigeria
Even as a friend of FSSP Mission Tradition, you may not know much about the priests who serve in our missions in Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria. Our next few updates will introduce you to these hard-working servants of God.
Vocational Retreat Held at FSSP Mexico
On August 7, the men’s vocational retreat commenced. Eighteen young men from all over the country came to participate in five days of silence & prayer beginning with the parish 12:30 High Mass on Sunday afternoon.
CardFunder and Mission Tradition Form Strategic Partnership Changing The Future Of Fundraising
FSSP Mission Tradition has partnered with CardFunder, the innovative giving platform, to help raise money for our Missions. In this current difficult economic climate, it is so important to be flexible and search for new and intuitive ways to support the charitable works that we engage in.