FSSP Colombia, St. Dominic Savio Rural School provides a traditional catholic education to children.

Education

“For Christians, who believe that ‘the glory of God is the living man,’ the task of cultivating humanity is inseparable from the call to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves. Education, properly understood, lies right at the center of the Christian mission.”

– Pope John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Education based on the teaching of the Magisterium

Mission Tradition provides an enriching education based on the teachings of the Magisterium. Our teaching methods intertwine prayer and stringent discipline, cultivating a solid spiritual foundation. Following the sage advice of St. John Bosco, our goal is to create “devoted Christians and honorable citizens”.

Providing solid Christian knowledge is at the heart of our educational programs. Our mission is to help individuals experience the transformative power of Christ’s truth in an era when absolute truth is often questioned. As part of the Fraternity of Saint Peter, we are committed to casting out the beacon of Christ’s teachings in a world that seems ever more mired in darkness.

Quick Facts

  • 250 million children cannot read, write, or count.
  • 1 in every 5 adults cannot read.
  • Illiteracy is linked to higher rates of unemployment, crime, long-term illness, and prejudice against women.
  • A child born to a literate mother is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5.
  • Illiterate people earn 30-42% less than literate people.
  • 34 million children out of school live in conflict countries.
  • Education is the fastest way out of poverty.

Our Mission School in Colombia

Our mission school in Colombia, St. Dominic Savio, offers an outstanding education to over 200 students aged 3-16. The education covers a variety of academic pursuits but also helps them love and live the Catholic faith. This is influencing their families and the whole region around our school. The effect of this school is not just intellectual—it’s more spiritual than anything else.

Re-establishing a School in Nigeria

Did you know that “Boko Haram” translates from the local Hausa language as “Western education is a sin”? Boko Haram sees Christians as “infidels” and connects Christianity to the advance of secular education and Western culture in Nigeria.

There is land just across from the parish in Nigeria that we’re trying to get from the federal government. It has a Catholic school, but it was confiscated by the federal government in 1970. In 2000, the military government became “civilian” and several of the Catholic schools were returned to the Catholic Church. This particular one was not returned. So we’re working with the state government to get them to return this school to the missionaries, which would be the FSSP in this case.

Our Language School in Mexico

The St. Junipero Serra Institute offers a unique curriculum that has been developed for the specific purpose of equipping those in pastoral leadership with both a secular and a Catholic vocabulary, so often needed today in the daily pastoral, sacramental, and evangelical aspects of the priestly vocation.

Participants in the program live, study, and pray in community but go out on day trips, visit and interact with local people, and have many other opportunities to practice the language.

It is through this immersion, priests will fully understand the language, but also the culture, devotions, and traditions of the people to whom he is ministering.

“Contemplari et Contemplata Aliis Tradere”

“To contemplate and to hand on to others the fruits of contemplation.”

– Dominican Motto

Catechesis in the Faith

The world needs Christ.

We need Christ’s mercy, His grace, and, most of all, His love. But in order to receive Him, we first must know Him. We must know who He is and why He came. We must learn what He requires of us and what He offers. We must know Truth.

In today’s fast-paced world, many of us have witnessed a weakening in the collective pursuit of truth. Our gaze has shifted from the expansive panorama of life, causing us to lose sight of His divine love, Christ, and thus, our true selves in the process. The influence of modern secular culture fosters an illusion, a false reality that veils our authentic selves. Yet, deep down, many of us remain philosophers at heart, seekers of truth and better understanding. Allow Mission Tradition to help reinstate that search for truth, bringing us closer to Christ, to ourselves, and to each other.

We Need Your Support

We hope to spread the word about the work done by the FSSP priests at our three missions. 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 your prayers.