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).
RÍO DE JANEIRO, Brazil.
The Socio-educational Movement (SEM), "Educating in Difficult Times" in Brazil, celebrates ten years. In this context, the X National Seminar was held last August 19 with the theme "National Curricular Common Base tensions and challenges" at the Teresian School in Rio de Janeiro with much participation.
The University/Research Group of the Teresian Association (TA) met in Granada from August 25-29 at Colegio Mayor Santafé. They addressed studies on humanism and genetics, mutation of the virus of dualism, new diseases of humanism, and the humanism of Pedro Poveda in Guadix. They also visited the Alhambra, rejuvenated and embellished, and walked through some notable places of the city.
The portraits of eight Saints associated with the Archdiocese of Madrid, Spain, including St. Pedro Poveda, are the most outstanding feature of the new chapel of the Archdiocesan Curia, inaugurated on September 18, 2017, by the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Carlos Osoro. He said at the blessing ceremony: "May this chapel be a special place in this Pastoral Center and may it really mark the direction of our life."
Since this year marks the centennial of the diocesan and civil approval of the Teresian Association in Jaén,1917, its founder Pedro Poveda, the saint from Linares, had an important relevance in the presentations of the XXX Congress of the Association of Archivists of the Church in Spain, September 11-15. Attendees also visited Guadix to learn about the altruistic work of Father Poveda.
A seminar-workshop on "Teachers as Guidance Counselors, Companions in the Journey,” took place on August 20th at the Victoria Díez Center for Culture, Formation and Development in Dapitan, Sampaloc District, Manila. This was organized by members of the Teresian Association (TA) working in public schools. The event was part of the celebrations of the feast of Blessed Victoria Díez, teacher, catechist and martyr, whose feast is celebrated on August 12.
A portrait of St. Pedro Poveda was unveiled and blessed at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (OLFP) -Mandaluyong (Philippines) as part of the celebration of St. Pedro Poveda’s feast on July 28. Also, the movie POVEDA was screened in the Parish Pastoral Council Hall, which will be renamed “Pedro Poveda Conference Room” (PPC).
On August 17, a few minutes after 5 pm, a van became a deadly weapon on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. At night, another attack attempt took place in Cambrils. Sixteen people died, in addition to several of those responsible, and more than a hundred were injured. Some are still in critical condition.
LOS NEGRALES, Madrid, Spain.
The feast of St. Pedro Poveda, celebrated last July 28th at Santa Maria de Los Negrales, was, as every year, a happy gathering to give thanks for the life of "a man who kept hope alive," in the words of Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid.
The film POVEDA will be screened at Teatro Capitol in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Thursday, August 10. An article, written by Constantino Rojas Burgos, was published in the newspaper "Los tiempos de Cochabamba.” The following is a summary of this article.