- M.A. 2004 Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
- Ph.D. candidate, SMU
Dissertation Title: "Training Franciscan Missionaries in New Spain: Diversity Amidst Community."
Galindo’s research will focus on the training of Franciscan missionaries in New Spain from the late seventeenth century until the expulsion of the Spaniards from Mexico in 1828. The Sons of St. Francis founded the Colegios Apostólicos de Propaganda Fide
(Colleges for the Propagation of the Faith) in the late
seventeenth century to reinvigorate their apostolic
mandate in the Indies as well as in Europe. The colleges
prepared friars and ordained novices, both from America
and Spain. They were, so Franciscans thought, to become
exemplary institutions of holiness, spiritual devotion,
and the strict observance of the Rule of St.
Francis. In the eyes of the Order, this was necessary to
prepare the ideal missionary.