The friars of our Custódia Provincial Imaculada Conceição (Province’s Immaculate Conception Custody, in Brazil) gathered for two days of fraternity and meetings with Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. (current Vicar Provincial and Minister Provincial Elect of Our Lady of the Angels Province) and the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (current Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province) in the city of São Lourenço – Minas Gerais, in Southeast Brazil. Depicted above in front of the Basílica Menor de São Lourenço Mártir, (Minor Basilica of St. Lawrence, Martyr), the friars of the Custody made a presentation with special engraved citations, pledging support for the incoming Minister Provincial (Friar Michael) and expressing appreciation to his predecessor (Friar James at right).
Friar Michael and Friar James (above) concelebrated the Mass of the Fifth Joy – “The Encounter of Jesus in the Temple” with the Very Reverend Fr. Ronaldo Gomes da Silva, OFM Conv. (Custos of the Immaculate Conception Custody) the friars of the Custody and the faithful gather at Paróquia São Lourenço Mártir. After the Gospel, proclaimed by Frei Jesus Rodrigues do Amaral, OFM Conv., Fr. James’ greeting & homily (in English) begins at the 38:10 mark in the video below: