After three years of study, on February 18, the graduation of 16 participants in the Second Course on Theological Biblical Formation took place in Holguin. The course was taught by Carmen Aparicio Valls, Theology Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, with the support of Araceli Cantero in matters of spiritual integration. The course has received academic support from members of the Teresian Association and logistic support from San Arnoldo Janssen Center for the Formation of the Laity of the Diocese of Holguín, which was the location for the face-to-face meetings and the graduation ceremony.
NAZARETH / BETHLEHEM, Holy Land.
In addition to Jerusalem, the film POVEDA has been screened in Nazareth and Bethlehem on February 10th and 11th. The three events were a privileged opportunity to make St. Pedro Poveda better known, and to go over the beginnings of the Teresian Association in the land of Jesus.
The English version of the new website dedicated to Saint Pedro Poveda was published at the beginning of 2017, www.pedropoveda.org/en.
The parish communities of Our Lady of the Pine and St. Agnes, both in Villaverde Alto, Madrid, agreed to show the film POVEDA. The event took place on January 15 in a room of the St. Agnes Parish. More than a hundred people arrived, surpassing the predicted expectations.
In a few weeks, it will be a year since the premiere of the film POVEDA in Spain. Since then it has not ceased to be screened in different cities. In some cases, as in Burgos on 5 February, the experience is completed with a film discussion (there are support guides in Spanish and English for this purpose).
As part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Saint Teresa School in León, the city's post office has issued a commemorative stamp.
"Merciful young people, like the Father" was the motto of the Teresian Association of Guatemala to convene a Youth Day on December 18, with the aim of offering young people a space for prayer, reflection and celebration, centered on the Word of God. Participating young people were also motivated to constitute a group of young people of the Teresian Association to continue their formation.
The National Library of Spain has published an index of authors whose written work becomes public domain after eighty years since their death, as of January 1, 2017. Among them is Pedro Poveda.
The year 2016 has come to an end. Since March 4, date of the premiere of the film POVEDA in Spain, it has been screened in several cities of many countries with very positive feedback and, above all, the possibility to share the life and message of Saint Pedro Poveda. In this note Rosario Alvez reflects on the screening of the film in movie theaters in Montevideo and Paysandú, Uruguay.
SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain.
"Humility, daring, confidence, courage ... joining hands and letting God take you wherever He wishes ..." are some of the comments of one of the alumni after the screening of the film POVEDA, on November 25 at 6:00 PM at a cinema in San Sebastian.
Last October 10th marked the 125th anniversary of María Josefa Segovia's birth and the Teresian Associatioon in the Philippines celebrated it in a very special way. The renowned "Koro Madrigal” gave a concert in her honor.
Given the large number of screenings and projections of the film POVEDA in different cities, due to the availability of DVDs and Blu-rays, we offer a guide on the "historical background" that can be of help when organizing forums or discussions on it. There is also a didactic guide for use in schools or by groups of young people. These are presented on December 3, the anniversary of the birth of St. Pedro Poveda, as a tribute to him and with gratitude.
The film POVEDA continues being screened in different countries through festivals, private screenings and/or film shows. In addition to Chile, in America the film has already been screened in Ecuador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay, and Brazil. In a s few days it will be screened in Colombia and Argentina. It has also been premiered in Equatorial Guinea, Ireland, and soon it will be screened in France. On December 3, anniversary of the birth of Saint Pedro Poveda, the movie will be screened n Manila, Philippines.
Thirty Goya Award Nominations
The film has received thirty nominations to the prestigious Goya Awards 2016: best film; best director, Pablo Moreno; best original script: Pablo Moreno and Pedro Eugenio Delgado; best original music: Óscar Martín Leanizbarrutia; best actor: Raúl Escudero; best actress protagonist: Elena Furiase; best supporting actor: Carlos Cañas, Carlos Pinedo, Fran Calvo, Javier Bermejo, Juan Alberto López, Roberto Chapu, Vicente Gil, Xiqui Rodríguez; best supporting actress: Ainhoa Aldanondo, Andrea Guardiola, Eva Higueras González, Gladys Balaguer, Manuela Vicente, Maribel Carro, Marta Ruiz De Viñaspre, Sara Velasco; best actor revelation: Miguel Berlanga; best actress revelation: Silvia García Iglesias; best photography director: Rubén D. Ortega; best editor: María Esparcia; best artistic director: Aránzazu Gaspar; best costume design: Patrocinio Azpeleta; best makeup and hairdresser: Margarita Prieto Barrios, Nahia Martín Leanizbarrutia; best sound: Roberto Alonso Doniz, Ivan Mayoral.
155 films have been submitted. Nominations will be announced on December 14.
Awards in Argentina and Poland
The Buenos Aires festival, “Arte Non Stop,” celebrated last September, selected the film POVEDA as best film. In addition, Raúl Escudero received the award of best international actor for his interpretation of Pedro Poveda. Pablo Moreno won the award for best director, Aránzazu Gaspar the award for best art director and Patrocinio Azpeleta for best costume design. All of the above were received within the category of International Feature.
The Niepokalanow 2016 International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival awarded POVEDA the title of best foreign film. The Polish festival received over 137 films and television programs, 19 radio programs, and 6 multimedia programs from eighteen countries: Indonesia, Slovakia, India, the United States, Croatia, Chad, the Czech Republic, the Philippines, France, Spain, Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Great Britain, Italy, Zimbabwe and Poland.
The ceremony was closed at St. John Paul II gallery of the Porczynski Museum in Warsaw before civil and ecclesiastical authorities. This film continues to accumulate awards around the world, and Goya Producciones has released the film on DVD and Blu-ray in Spain with great success in stores and bookstores across the country.
The POVEDA film, which received the Mirabile Dictu Prize in Rome in April, was also honored by the International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration, and Equality held in Jakarta, where it won the International Award of Outstanding Excellence, in addition to Best film of the Online International Film Festival SE (OIFF). It became a semifinalist at the American Film Award and was selected for screening at BAF 2016, at the International Catholic Film Festival of Brazil, at Santo Domingo Catholic Film Festival, and Montevideo (Uruguay) last October.
Additionally, the film is being shown in many parishes, cultural centers, seminaries, schools, etc. and some are holding forums.
The DVDs and Blu-rays may be purchased in stores and through online platforms. Also at Santa Maria of Los Negrales Spirituality Center and at Saint Pedro Poveda Secretariat in Madrid (Príncipe de Vergara,88)
Nearly two hundred people emerged from the Omniplex Cinema in Rathmines, Dublin, surprised, moved, inspired and challenged. They had just seen the film Poveda, screened on Saturday 15 October, sub-titled in English.