On November 22-24, 2018, the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan held a Provincial Assembly at the Seibo-no-Kishi friary in Nagasaki.

The Assembly’s program was as follows: 1 – presentations by the various commissions of the Province; 2 – a conference on “Abuse of Authority and Sexual Abuse” by Ms. Fukuda MARI, Director of the Women’s Law Consultation of the Diocese of Nagasaki; and 3 – a presentation on the new Constitutions by Friar Luca TANIZAKI.
On Saturday, November 24, a Mass was celebrated to commemorate various anniversaries of priestly ordination. Friars Nicolas ŚWIĄTEK and Ikuo MIZUURA celebrated their 50th anniversary of ordination and Friars Caecilianus AKAO and Raphael BAN celebrated their 25th anniversary of ordination.

Friar Benedict BAEK, Assistant General
for the Federation of Asian Minors Conventual (FAMC)