On February 21, 2024, the Provincial Custody of the Immaculate Conception in Brazil opened its formation program for aspirants. The event took place in the Rio Comprido neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Four young men from the Brazilian States of Minas Gerais and Paraná took an important step in their vocational discernment. The aspirants were each given a Franciscan tau cross as a symbol of this formational step and they received keys to the house. We rejoice for these brothers of ours and we are with them as they start out on their journey to enter the Order of Friars Minor Conventual.
The St. Francis Seminary joyfully welcomes these new brothers!

Friar Willian Gomes MENDONÇA, Custodial Secretary