Carry the Cross: Mission Tradition

During Lent, the FSSP’s Mission Tradition is giving all of us a special opportunity to Help Carry the Cross. Like Simon of Cyrene, we can shoulder some of the burdens of our FSSP family not only here but also around the world, confident in Our Lord’s words that “as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.”

Throughout the season Mission Tradition is featuring special blog posts, photos, and updates from our missionary apostolates in Mexico, Colombia, and Nigeria.


If you feel called to give to Mission Tradition, please know that the money will go directly to the FSSP’s poorest apostolates. Our missionary priests have to regularly deal with food availability, basic education, shelter, medical hardships, and other issues that we don’t see as much in the U.S. and Canada. But the spiritual battle is the same–to advance the Kingdom of God on earth with every weapon that the Church’s traditions give us, particularly the ancient but ever-new Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

We encourage you to visit Mission Tradition’s website and experience how the love of the ancient liturgy and the love of neighbor harmoniously fuse in the FSSP’s mission apostolates.

You don’t need to read the headlines to know that it’s getting harder and harder for families to meet their own needs, let alone the ones of families across the world.

But Lent helps remind us that God’s gifts are not supposed to be just given from wealth. They are also to be shared in poverty. In this part of the world, we have been blessed for so long that we perhaps have lost sight of the hospitality practiced elsewhere: that however much or however little we have is shared by the entire family.

Please pray for our priests and all our apostolates throughout Lent, and may God bless you and the missions of the FSSP.

February 23, 2023