And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in Heaven and on Earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…”
Make good Christians and honourable citizens
The Foundations of Our Mission
The above quote is among the last words of our Savior recorded in St. Matthew’s Gospel. These words represent the authority of Christ and the mission of disciples to spread His teachings to those who do not yet believe. Our organization is devoted to fulfilling this mission and bringing souls closer to God.
Although the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter is not a traditional mission order, we are deeply committed to living out this missionary command. We seek to bring the fullness of Christ into the emptiness of the world, supporting our mission through charitable endeavors which include farming, education, infrastructure development, priestly formation, and career training. Our organization focuses particularly on areas of need, such as Nigeria, Colombia, and Mexico, where we work tirelessly to combat hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.
Our missions are not mere acts of charity; they are the living, breathing examples of the Catholic Church’s teachings in action. We bring the traditional Latin Mass to the faithful, an invaluable treasure of the Church, embodying the essence of our faith and the beauty of our worship. This, coupled with our mission work in agriculture, education, gospel spreading, and infrastructure development, reinforces the indispensable role of Catholic traditions in enriching lives beyond the confines of the church walls.
The Importance of Education and Formation
One of the cornerstones of our mission work is education. In Colombia, through the generous support of our donors, St. Dominic Savio Rural School provides an exceptional education to over 200 students, offering them a pathway out of poverty and into a future filled with hope. Similarly, the St. Junipero Serra Institute in Mexico stands as a beacon of priestly formation and Spanish language immersion, critical for the continuation of our sacred traditions across cultures and nations.
These efforts showcase how Catholic traditions serve as both the foundation and the means through which we can transform lives, not only spiritually but in society at large. By equipping the young and the faithful with education grounded in our sacred traditions, we are preparing a generation that values faith, hope, and charity.
Nourishment for Body and Soul
Our work in Nigeria further illustrates the synergy between preserving Catholic traditions and meeting the immediate needs of the communities we serve. In a land torn by conflict and hardship, our mission provides tangible hope—feeding families, providing education, and ensuring the sustainability of communities through the charitable works embedded in our tradition.
This aspect of our mission underscores the understanding that the Catholic Church’s traditions are not just rituals; they are vital sources of life, comfort, and resilience for many. Our traditional values guide us in treating every human life with dignity and serving those in need, irrespective of their religious background, uniting us to God through genuine acts of love as taught by St. Augustine.
The Vital Role of Preserving Catholic Traditions Through Mission Work
Preserving Catholic traditions through mission work is not a solitary journey. It requires the hands, hearts, and prayers of the entire traditional Catholic community. Mission Tradition invites you to be part of this noble cause—be it through prayer, donations, or dedicating special life moments to support these missions. Your involvement can bring significant change, transforming special moments into opportunities for grace and charity.
Our Work Overseas
In 2016 Mission Tradition was established by The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter at FSSP North American Headquarters to provide support to our Mission Tradition outposts in Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria. As a traditional Catholic charity, we are devoted to upholding the traditions of the Catholic Church and the teachings of Christ, as well as serving as a beacon of hope to those in need. Through our commitment to our mission, we strive to make a difference in the world by providing support, care, and guidance to those who require it most.
FSSP Nigeria operates a farm to grow crops and raise livestock to supplement nutrition and assists the community with necessities such as clean water and access to medical care. In September 2023, FSSP Nigeria opened the St Theresa of the Child Jesus School for boys and girls with the help of 5 Sisters and 7 lay teachers. During summer of 2024 construction will begin on a convent to house the Sisters then a school building for the girl’s school.
We Need Your Support
We hope you are inspired by our mission, and we invite you to learn more about how you can help us achieve our goals of bringing the fullness of Christ to the world. Please visit our pages and share them with your family and friends, and if you are able, please consider a gift to our missions, which rely on the generosity of our donors. Above all, we ask for your prayers.