In the desire to deepen their fraternal life and Franciscan joy, the friars of the Provincial Custody of St. Bonaventure in Brazil gathered together to celebrate some foundational events.
On January 31, 2021, Friar Herivelto LEITE PEREIRA JÚNIOR renewed his simple vows. The happy event occurred during Mass at the Santo Antônio de Pádua Church in São Luís do Maranhão. On February 6, Friars Lucas DOS SANTOS SILVA and Henrique SANTOS DE LIMA both professed their temporary vows. The joyous celebration took place at the Menino Jesus de Praga Church in São Luís do Maranhão.
Finally, on February 7, a ceremony was held to mark the official opening of the postulancy program at the Menino Jesus de Praga Friary in São Luís do Maranhão. During the celebration, two postulants from the Provincial Custody of St. Francis in Bolivia were welcomed and will begin their formation journey with sixteen other postulants from Brazil. The two postulants from Bolivia were accompanied by Friar Limber OLIBERA, the Director of Vocation Ministry for the Custody of Bolivia.
All these events represent the joyful liveliness of the Custody of St. Bonaventure in Brazil. Let us pray together for the perseverance of our confreres.
Friar Roberto Honorato OLIVEIRA DOS REMÉDIOS, Custodial Secretary