By Fr Eduardo Lara Pérez, SDB
In this international formation center of the Salesian Congregation, both Salesian religious and students of other congregations, dioceses and laity, study Theology, with the modalities of the "Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology", recognized by the Salesian Pontifical University, and the " Degree in Theology ", with the official recognition of the Secretary of Innovation Science and Technology of Jalisco, Mexico.
In his message to the representatives of the Pastoral Educational Community, Fr González pointed out that the Institute's strengths were the quality and experience of the magisterium, the international origin of the professors and the guarantee of contents inherent to the Church's guidelines in the regional context; the quality of the teaching methodology and the presence of students from other congregations and countries. These are some of the rich resources we must continue to strengthen and empower. At the same time he asked to be more attentive to the priorities and formalities of service proper, avoiding absenteeism, qualifying the communication and evaluation systems. Seeing the quality of the magisterium and the students, the Councilor invited them to write and publish research papers and essays every six months in a digital magazine of the Institute. It is very important that teachers and students develop and grow towards spreading theological thought and keeping the dialogue with culture open. He also asked that the activities, results and processes of the Institute be made visible: to communicate more and better.
The visit ended with the greeting of Fr González to the students and professors, wishing them an experience of the study of Theology that would lead them to be better disciples and missionaries of Christ at the service of the Church with the charism of their own institute or congregation.