From April 28th to May 1st, 2018, the third annual Conventual Franciscan Youth Day was held in the city of Cápapava, Brazil. The event was organized by the Province of St. Francis in Brazil.

The theme of the event was: “Climb Mount La Verna”. Through formation, prayer and fraternity, the young people experienced ‘going up the mountain to meet the Crucified Christ.’
Fifty-five youths, six friars, a nun and two postulants participated.
The young people came from the Brazilian states of Paraná and São Paulo. They had some profound, shared experiences by praying in the style of St. Francis. The event was very joyous and fraternal. To go up the mountain and meet God was an experience of love and mercy.

Friar Flávio Martins VENÂNCIO