SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
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Brussels: Course for New Missionaries

On Monday, September 4, 2016, a course being taught in English, in Brussels, began for new missionaries of the three Franciscan families: the Capuchins, the Conventuals and the Minors.

The “Our Lady of the Nations” fraternity welcomed ten new friars who are preparing to do missionary work in various locations, including India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Kolkata), Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Rwanda, Ghana, South Sudan and Burkina Faso.
On the morning of September 8th, Friars Jarosław WYSOCZAŃSKI, OFM Conv., and Hugo MEJÍA, OFM Cap., animated the group. Both friars are the Secretaries General for Mission Animation (SGAM) for their respective Orders. On the afternoon of the same day, time was dedicated to discussion with the OFM Minister General, Friar Michael Anthony PERRY.
The course is being taught by Friar Gianfrancesco SISTO, OFM, and is being animated by Friars John Peter VALLABADOSS, OFM Cap., and Alphonse VAZHAPPANADY, OFM Conv.

Students attending from our Order include: Friars Abin VARGHESE, Sebastian JOSEPH and Paul Joseph POTHANATTUVELIYIL, all from India.

Friar Jarosław WYSOCZŃSKI, SGAM Secretary General
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