On the first Friday of Lent, on February 28, the West African Province recorded in its history the very first meeting of the fraternities. Certainly, it is a tradition of the Pious Schools, but which was hitherto unknown to us. Of the 12 young people invited, 8 responded and listened with great dedication to the Provincial Father who chaired the session in person. After the presentation of the members, our agenda focused on a time of prayer, and then on the discovery of the fundamental texts specific to the Piarist fraternities.