February 5th marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Eduardo Pironio. As a tribute and message, and in preparation for the Assembly of all the Associations of the Teresian Association, we publish some of his reflections spoken in Rome on May 24, 1991. He speaks about the signing of the Decree of approval of the current Statutes of the Association and meditates on the Way of Emmaus.
"Invisible Heroes" is a documentary series broadcast on channel 2 (Spain) which, on December 30, dedicated a session to storiesof people in the Dominican Republic with the themes of empowerment of women and situations on the border with Haiti. The theme is led by Beatriz Gallart Bandín, coordinator of InteRed in that country.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jacinthe Nkongolo writes about Bana ya Poveda Center, in Kinshasa, which welcomes minors in situations of marginalization and vulnerability. This information is about some of their latest actions, such as the installation of the Children’s Committee.
LEGASPI, Albay, Philippines.
During the 20th Lay Congress of the Philippines, held last October, in the diocese of Legazpi, the National Board of the Council of the Laity was renewed. Rosalinda Basas, member of the Teresian Association, was re-elected secretary.
On Friday, November 24, the film POVEDA was screened at the Festival on spiritual cinema, organized by the Episcopal Delegation of Social Media (MCS). The festival takes place throughout the month of November at “Cine Roma.”
The film POVEDA was chosen for the inaugural session of the XIII International Film Festival with Values (FIC) Guadalajara Mexico 2017, with the motto "Leaders create more leaders." The festival takes place from November 9-26. POVEDA was selected from among 90 films.
Leo XIII Residence for Graduates and Postgraduates started its fifth year with an academic ceremony and celebrated the achievement of several of its residents.
For the first time, the First World Day of the Poor, instituted by Pope Francis on the XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time, will be celebrated on November 19. The message is titled: "Let us love, not with words but with deeds.”
A seminar on "Families and Schools in Difficult Times" took place in Lima, Peru, on September 30, facilitated by the Socio-Educational Proposal of the Teresian Association (SEP) in America.
On October 14th, 2017, a new church, as a meeting place to welcome pilgrims on their way to the Sanctuary of El Cobre, was dedicated in Barajagua, Cuba. A relic of Saint Pedro Poveda, martyr, was placed on the altar of this new temple.
With the theme: Educate in Difficult Times: Deepen, Systematize, Influence, Innovate, a Seminar on the Socio-Educational Proposal of the Teresian Association (TA) in America took place in Bolivia on October 4-8, 2017. Forty-two people from 11 countries participated. They wanted to go over and evaluate the process from 2013 to 2018. Maite Uribe (TA President) and Elisa Estévez (Member of the TA Governing Council) attended the event. At the end of the meeting, the participants left with the desire and commitment to open and strengthen new paths of transformation of that which is human, with the strength of the Gospel.
NEW YORK, United States.
At the Multi-stakeholder hearing of the United Nation’s preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration on July 26, Patricia Stockton, representative of the Teresian Association (TA) at the UN, presented a statement written by a group of young people who identify themselves as “dreamers and doers.” They gathered in Madrid for a project organized by EDIW (Education for an Interdependent World).