The Franciscans from the Custody of Christ the King of western Canada arrived in Peru as missionaries in July 1962. They were assigned the missionary district in southern Peru in the department of Moquegua, looking after two cities, Moquegua and Ilo.
The first Franciscans from western Canada who arrived in Peru were Fr. Barthole Charbonneau and Br. Rudolph Kolodychuk. They were later joined by Fr. Raynier Chabot and Fr. Wilfred Brazeau.