On August 15, 2015, Frei Marcelo dos Santos Silva, OFM Conv. was Ordained to the Priesthood, in the city of São Gonçalo – RJ, by Dom Gregório Leozírio Paixão Neto, OSB, Bishop of Petrópolis – RJ. Frei Marcelo shared the day with many friars of our Custody of Immaculate Conception (Brazil), Secular Franciscans, family and friends. His was the last of five ordinations within the Custody this year. In Brazil, August, marks the vocational month and the friars of our Custody raise a thanksgiving prayer for the religious and priestly vocations of all of these, our brothers! Please keep them and all of the friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Immaculate Conception Custody, Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody and our Costa Rican Delegation, in your continued prayers.