Today the Studium Theologicum Salesianum celebrates the Dies Academicus 2011-2012. This year is particularly meaningful because it marks theinauguration of the STS as the Jerusalem Campus of the Faculty of Theology of the UPS.
In attendance were the Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Antonio Franco, the Auxiliary Bishop of Israel Archbishop Marcuzzo, the Archbishop Srei of the Greek Catholic Church and the Custos of the Holy Land Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa. Representatives of the UPS included the Dean Emeritus of the UPS Theology Faculty Giorgio Zevini, current Rector of the UPS Fr. Carlo Nanni. The Provincial of MOR Maurizio Spreafico was also present. Finally, our most honourable guest, Archbishop Savio Hon Tai Fai who gave today’s Lectio Magistralis: “Theology, Wisdom and Evangelization.”
At the center of the Archbishop’s Lectio Magistralis: “Theology, Wisdom and Evangelization,” is the importance of friendship with Jesus. “Christ is the Wisdom of God,” the archbishop said, “but then as a friend, Jesus calls His followers to share His mission of evangelization.”
All that the bishop said was summed up thus:
Following the talks, there was a magnificent organ recital Tatyana Yurowski. It was hearty welcomed by all. A fitting musical conclusion to an academically rich day.