News from Our Friars in Brazil

At the invitation of the OFS (Secular aka Third Order Franciscans) of Parish of Saint Benedict in Rio das Ostras, RJ, Brazil (Paróquia São Benedito), friars of our Custody in Brazil, including Frei Willian Gomes Mendonça, OFM Conv., who serves as the Custodial Secretary of our Province’s Immaculate Conception Custody (Custódia Provincial Imaculada Conceição do Brasil) & Guardian of St. Bonaventure Friary House of Formation (Convento e Casa de Formação São Boaventura – Petrópolis) and Frei Ricardo da Cruz, OFM Conv. (Animador Vocacional e Cooperador) facilitated the second day of the parish’s preparatory triduum for a visit of a relic of Saint Francis of Assisi. Frei Willian (above, celebrating Mass) and Frei Ricardo (at left, as he took the opportunity to visit with some young parishioners) serve in vocation promotion for the Custody. You can see more about their work, via the Convento S Boaventura Franciscanos Conventuais Facebook page.

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