On October 30th, in the city of Valença- RJ, (State of Rio de Janeiro, in Brazil) our friars joined in a celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Priesthood (50th Anniversary) and Silver Jubilee of Bishopric (25th Anniversary) of Our Lady of the Angels Province friar,
Bishop Elias James Manning, OFM Conv., Bishop Emeritus of Valença, Rio de Janeiro.
Present at the Celebration of the Liturgy were nine bishops of the Regional of Episcopal Conference, Clergy of the Diocese of Valença, friars of our Custody Immaculate Conception in Brazil, various religious and many faithful. The Mass was highlighted by the selfless spirit, mission and humility of Bishop Elias. Congratulations, Bishop Elias!