“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.
Spotlight: Cordis Jesu Youth Choir of FSSP Mexico
The Cordis Jesu Youth Choir of FSSP Mexico performed two concerts during September. The first concert was conducted in Guadalajara in the Carmelite Church of Santa Teresa de Vila. Fray Octavio Michel Corona, a Mexican Franciscan friar born in 1928, composed all of the choir’s performed pieces.
OLGS Seminarians attend SJS Spanish Institute
The San Junipero Serra Spanish Institute, the FSSP's Spanish immersion program for priests and seminarians, welcomed six seminarians in Guadalajara, Mexico, this summer. The seminarians spent six weeks learning the Spanish language, history, and culture of Mexico, as well as assisting the choir at Our Lady of the Pillar parish.
“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.