On November 10-13, 2022, the Federation of Asian Minor Conventuals (FAMC) held its annual Assembly in person after two years of isolation due to the pandemic. The meeting took place at the St. Francis Friary in Seoul, South Korea.
Those present included, Friar Cornelius Tri Chandra FAJARIYANTO, Minister Provincial of the Province of Mary Immaculate in Indonesia; Friar Joseph TRẦN (Văn Long), Custos of the Provincial Custody of St. Francis Antonio Fasani in Vietnam; Friar Marco Jin Chol JEONG, Minister Provincial of the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in South Korea; and Friar Benedetto Seung-jae BAEK, Assistant General for the FAMC Federation. The speakers included: Friar Jan MACIEJOWSKI, Vicar General and Friar Dariusz MAZUREK, General Delegate for Mission Animation (SGAM).
Unfortunately, the friars from certain Jurisdictions were unable to obtain a visa and had to participate via the Internet.
On the first day, Friar Dariusz gave a presentation on the missions. The next day, Friar Jan discussed the latest developments regarding the “St. Bonaventure Project” and later spoke about initial and ongoing formation.
On Saturday, November 12, each Jurisdiction gave a presentation on its current status. It was then decided to conduct two annual online meetings.
On Sunday, November 13, the participants celebrated Mass at the Saint Clare Church in the Galsan district of the city of Incheon, South Korea, where the friars have been serving since 1977.
Friar Benedetto Seung-jae BAEK, Assistant General for the FAMC Federation