Rorate has always been a proud supporter of these mission trips. Below, please see a short write-up, provided by a reader:
It is easy to get discouraged by all the maddening news that seems to come out about the Church on a daily basis. Especially for orthodox, conservative, traditional-minded Catholics it can be extremely frustrating when we get characterized as rigid, sick, or elitist. If you are not already aware of it, I want to draw your attention to an apostolate that both destroys these stereotypes and hopefully represents a real sign of hope for the future of the Church.
For five years now the Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter has been organizing missions for youth and families. On the one hand we could emphasize that these missions are rooted in the Traditional Latin Mass, but it may be better to simply say that these missions are grounded in the Catholic Faith, which has always had at its heart the Traditional Latin Mass.
These missions gather young people and families from across the country and even from different countries to give of themselves by practicing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and most importantly to spread knowledge and love of the Traditional Latin Mass. Through this experience of bringing the traditional liturgy to people so hungry for a real encounter with Christ, we are forced to realize that our love for the Mass is not simply because it is beautiful, but also because it is universal, timeless, and efficacious.
The crisis in the Church can make easily forget how blessed we are. The Saint Francis Xavier Mission Trip gives missionaries the chance to serve those living in true physical and spiritual poverty, and, very often, can make us realize that perhaps we are poorer spiritually than we may have liked to think.
This year we have four missions in Peru and in Mexico. Please consider joining this great effort, either in person or through your donation, but most especially through your prayers.
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