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Meeting of friars in formation and formators in Mexico

Provinces of St Francis and St James and St Juniper Serra

09 April 2024

From April 2nd to 5th, at the Franciscan House of Prayer in the Valley of Mercy in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco (Mexico), the meeting of Formation Houses of two Mexican Franciscan Provinces took place.

Around 160 Friar students and formators from all stages of formation gathered to share, train, live together, grow in the charisma and continue creating ties of fraternity between their Provincial Entities of the Order in this Jubilee year of the 800 years of the Impression of the Wounds on Our Father Saint Francis of Assisi.

The friars, under the motto "I carry the marks of the Lord on my body", reflected on the identity and sense of belonging to the Order in light of the experience of St Francis on Mount La Verna and within the framework of celebration of the 500 years of the arrival of the Gospel and the first twelve Franciscans in Mexico.

Study, reflection, sport, coexistence, prayer and devotion were experienced in this historic meeting which culminated at the Franciscan Sanctuary and friary of Our Lady of St Anne, under the loving gaze of Mary.

Br Luis Javier Román Moya, OFM

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