KIKWIT, Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the city of Kikwit in the South West region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the film POVEDA was shown to an audience of about 150 people on May 13 at Victoria Díez Center.
Pedro Poveda Secretariat published its bulletin number 17, which offers testimonies and information on Saint Pedro Poveda, Blessed Victoria Díez and Josefa Segovia. In this edition, people from different countries write about aspects of the charism of the Teresian Association that have specific meaning in their context.
The film POVEDA was chosen by the public as best film at the second International Festival of Religious Films of Buenos Aires and Tandil, Argentina (Arfecine) and was awarded the Best Musical Score at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, USA (ICFF 2017). It was also broadcast on television in Venezuela and chosen among the best films with Christian content. The film continues to be shown in many auditoriums, cultural centers, schools, parishes, etc.
CORIA DEL RÍO, Seville, Spain.
On March 16, the wish of a large group of former students of Ana Mª Saborido Gómez was fulfilled: seeing the name of their teacher immortalized in a public place approved by the City Council of Coria del Río, Seville, a city where she had served as Principal.
The film POVEDA continues to attract viewers and is very well received in several countries a year after its premiere in Spain. On March 26, it was shown in Fatima, Portugal, during a national meeting of the Teresian Association. It was a rainy day but it did not prevent people from attending.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.
The film POVEDA was screened again in Dominican Republic. It was during Catholic Book Fair, held every two years and organized by Cursillo Movement. The screening took place on March 25 in the auditorium of Casa San Pablo. The film was the only one chosen to be presented at this event, which is aimed at disseminating publications by Catholic publishers and authors.
The Bishop of Guadix, Monsignor Ginés García Beltrán, sent a message to the Teresian Association in his diocese on the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Saint Pedro Poveda.
The Spanish book titled “Las páginas más bellas de Josefa Segovia,” (The most beautiful pages of Josefa Segovia), coordinated by María Rosa Elosúa de Juan and published by Fonte Monte Carmelo, is ready for purchase.
With the title "Migrants and refugees in the current European context. From the problem to opportunity," the Council for Culture of the Teresian Association organized a seminar of study and reflection, held at Padre Poveda “Colegio Mayor” in Madrid. NGO InteRed, the Castroverde Foundation, and the social area of The Teresian Association in Spain collaborated in the program.
With an initial keynote speech and a clear focus on present discriminations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights opened in Geneva Session 34 of the Human Rights Council. An almost entire month of debates, which are still going on, from February 27 to March 24, and many participants. The brilliant Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussien, likes to call things by name and has a special ability to put his finger on the wound.
The NGO InteRed calls for a solidarity campaign with Peru: Emergency in Peru: 10,000 kilometers or as close as a click.
SANTIADO DE CHILE, Chile.
Mística y Profecía is the title of a digital book that collects the proceedings of the American and Caribbean Congress of Theology and Spirituality in celebration of the V Centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila. It was published at the end of 2016 by Editorial de autores de Argentina. Download of the book is free.
The Commission of theologians of the Teresian Association in America wish to contribute their reflection on to documents of Pope Francis. Their work is an invitation to continue to deepen into them and find new perspectives.
On Wednesday, March 29, Encarnita Gonzalez, postulator general of the Teresian Association, will give a presentation on "Josefa Segovia on the way to beatification. On the 60th anniversary of her death."