On the afternoon of November 17, the Province of Brazil rejoiced with our brother, Fr. Beto MAYER, who officially launched his book: Pelos caminhos do Nazareno [The Paths of the Nazarene] at the Paulinas Bookstore in the center of São Paulo.
A great number of people were present to honor our brother, to ask for his autograph and to congratulate him for this important moment. Several groups were represented: the Oblate Province of Brazil by Fr. Francisco RUBEAUX, Provincial, and other Oblates; the Southeast District of the Oblate Province of Brazil by the newly elected animator, Fr. Genivaldo CORDEIRO DE OLIVEIRA; and the Conference of Religious of Brazil, São Paulo section, by its President, Fr. Rubens Pedro CABRAL. There were also members of the missionary Fraternity Charles de Foucald, founded in 1980 by Fr. Beto Mayer.
Speaking briefly about the book and Fr. Beto, the former monk Mauro Lopes, who was one of the great collaborators in the realization of the work, spoke about how much the book is a faithful reflection of the life and missionary testimony of its writer: “Beto lives what he writes, and writes what he lives.”
Soon after, Fr. Beto spoke a few words of his happiness in launching the book, and he sang a mantra of thanks to God. Then there was a time for Fr. Beto to sign the book; this was followed by a cocktail. (Deacon Sérgio DE SANTANA)