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Mexico - MEG14-03-2022

Mexico – CRESCO America’s experience begins in its new headquarters in Tlaquepaque

With the beginning of the year the activity of the formation center specifically for the Salesian Coadjutors of the two American Regions - Interamerica and America South Cone - also known as CRESCO, from the Spanish acronym (Centro Regional de Formación Específica del Salesiano Coadjutor), also began. Now the formation house has been moved from the previous headquarters in San José, Guatemala, to the new headquarters in Tlaquepaque, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

To officially begin this new phase,  Thursday 17 February, the installation of the Rector of the "San José" community of CRESCO, Fr Juan Suriel, took place in the presence of Fr Filiberto González, Provincial of Mexico-Guadalajara (MEG), the Province to which the house of CRESCO America now refers. Before the installation of the new Rector, the members of this formation community, made up of 3 young Salesian brothers and 4 Salesian formators, had a moment of dialogue with the members of the MEG Provincial Council, a useful meeting for being welcomed into the Province and establishing a first approach with the current state and organization of MEG.

The specific formation experience for the Salesian brothers at CRESCO America lasts two years. The Salesian brothers in formation who are currently living the experience began it in Guatemala and will conclude it in Tlaquepaque this year. The arrival of new Salesian brothers in formation is expected next August.