On June 20-25, 2022, the friars of the Union of Conventual Franciscans of Brazil (UCOB) held a “quinquennio,” that is, a meeting for all the young friars of Brazil who have been ordained priests for five years or less.

The meeting took place in the Provincial Custody of St. Bonaventure in Brazil, in the city of Fortaleza. Eighteen friars from all of the Jurisdictions of Brazil attended. The theme chosen for this year was “Charism: Personal and Fraternal Integration.” The meeting was led by Friar Francisco LOPES, OFM Cap., a former General Definitor. The Custos, Friar Clevis MAFRA DOS SANTOS, celebrated the opening Mass and welcomed the young participants to the Custody. This meeting was a formation event, but more importantly, a time of fraternal coexistence among the friars of Brazil.