For the first time, the Capuchins from all over Pan-America together. From virtual to presencial...

The Meeting will begin virtual in May 2021 and culminate in a face-to-face meeting, in Brazil, in 2022. The pandemic changed the course of the Meeting, but the Capuchins of the American continent will not fail to meet. We want to be with the brothers who are currently dedicated to living our charism across the continent. And together, we want to offer more and more effective conditions so that your hopes can come true. See below the steps of the Meeting:

Convocation of the Meeting

Letter from the Minister General and the path taken until the pandemic.

Announcement of the change of the Meeting

In March, the Minister General holds the Pan American Meeting. But, due to the pandemic, he asks that it be carried out in a new way. Read the letter!

Opening Session of the Meeting

Only those summoned, via the Zoom platform: May 3, 2021, from 3 pm to 5 pm (Brasília time, Brazil)

First Meeting / Session

Only those summoned, via the Zoom platform: June 7, 2021.

Second Meeting / Session

Only those summoned, via the Zoom platform: September 13, 2021.

Third Meeting / Session

Only those summoned, via the Zoom platform: November 8, 2021.

Fourth Meeting / Session

Only those summoned, via the Zoom platform: March 7, 2022.

Pan American Pre-Meetings

After celebrating the local Chapter in your fraternity, you should send the answers to the questions we asked. To send the answers, click on the icon above.

Deadline for sending returns 06/30/2020

Presential meeting in Brazil

May 01 to 08, 2022
Santo Antônio Seminar - city of São Pedro, in São Paulo (Brazil)

Meeting Advisors

Cardinal br. Seán Patrick O’Malley

Cardinal br. Seán Patrick O’Malley

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., was professed as a Capuchin Franciscan in 1965 and ordained a priest in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese literature from The Catholic University of America, where he taught from 1969 to 1973. Cardinal O’Malley founded Centro Catolico Hispano (Hispanic Catholic Center), an organization that assists immigrants. He was named bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands in 1985, of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., in 1992, of Palm Beach, Fla. in 2002 and Archbishop of Boston in 2003. He was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in March, 2006. Cardinal O’Malley serves on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for Pro-Life Activities and the Board of Trustees of The Catholic University of America, among others. In 2010 Pope Benedict appointed Cardinal O’Malley as a Visitator for the Church in Ireland. In 2013 Pope Francis appointed to Cardinal O’Malley to the Council of Cardinals and in 2014 as President of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. In September of 2018 Pope Francis appointed Cardinal O’Malley to the Synod on Amazonia

Br Luiz Carlos Susin

Faculty of Theology (1979), Bachelor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Philosophy, Science and Letters of Ijuí (currently Unijuí) (1971), Master degreed /Doctorate of Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome (1979-1983). He is currently a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, but also a permanent researcher of the graduate’s program in Theology. Professor at the School of Franciscan Theology and Spirituality for higher studies of Porto Alegre, member of the interdisciplinary advisory team of the conference of Religious of Brazil, General Secretary of the World Forum on Theology and Liberation. He previously was a member of the editorial committee of the Concilium for the International Journal of Theology for fifteen years (2000-2015) and currently works in the scientific committee. As well as founder and president of the Association of Theology and Religious Sciences, in the triennium 1998-2001. He was a guest professor at the Antoniana University of Rome, at the Institute of Theology and Pastoral of the Episcopal Confederation of Latin America in Bogotá. He collaborated as a professor in the Faculty of Philosophy of Pucrs, in Environmental Ethics and Metaphysics. In 2011 he completed his post-doctoral internship at Georgetown University, in Washington.

Fr Bernardo Molina

Born in Chile, Friar Bernardo Molina has a doctor degree in theology, with a specialisation in Spirituality by The Pontifical University Antonianum, in Rome.

He currently teaches at The Pontifical University Antonianum (Rome), Franciscan Institute of Spirituality (Rome), The Advanced School of Medieval and Franciscan Studies ( Madri ) and The Faculty of Theology in The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He was member of the Coordination and Review Commission of the new edition of the Franciscan Sources, in Spanish. He is currently part of the Editorial Board of the Franciscan Studies magazine of the Iberian Capuchin provinces. Formator in the Province of Chile, he worked in the permanent formation of the friars and other congregations in Rome and Spain.

He is also part of the Commission for the elaboration of the _Ratio Romationis_ of the Order. He has publications in the areas of Theology, Spirituality, Franciscanism and Formation, in Spanish and Italian.

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Who is invited to this meeting?

In addition to the General Minister and his Council, who will be present, the following are convened:

The Provincial Ministers, Custodians and superiors of the Delegations of the four Conferences of the American Continent;

A lay brother by conference, preferably younger than age 40;

One brother from each circumscription with more than 80 members (counting from the post-novitiate), also under 40 years old.