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.
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."
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).
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.
MADRID, Los Negrales.
After the Spanish Civil War, at the house of St. Pedro Poveda in Madrid, his private oratory was found intact. Not so the rest of his apartment or the building. There, in the oratory, was the altar with the missal open to the page which had been his last Mass, the great Crucifix and the statue of the Sorrowful Mother to whom he undoubtedly directed his last glance before meeting those who led him to martyrdom. And there was the altar, on which he had consecrated the Body and Blood of the Lord since 1923.
As we come closer to the feast of Saint Pedro Poveda, on July 28, we publish an article written by Cardinal Eduardo Pironio in 1996, in which he reflects on Poveda’s priestly profile.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines.
St. Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City (Philippines) was the venue for an international conference from April 1-3, 2017 on the theme “Critical Personnel Issues. Asia: Today’s Challenges and Perspective”. It was a important endeavor in these times as the Church in Asia undergoes deep and significant change. The gathering included 82 participants from Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.
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 English version of the new website dedicated to Saint Pedro Poveda was published at the beginning of 2017, www.pedropoveda.org/en.
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.
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.