THE HOLY SEE
On 20 February, Pope Francis authorised the promulgation of the decree of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints that recognises the heroic virtues of Elisa Giambelluca. This is the step that precedes beatification.
2nd FORUM. Spain
80 young people took part virtually in the 2nd Teresian Association Spain Youth Forum to discuss the theme Giving Voice to Life and Hope. They represented schools, colleges, social projects, InteRed NGDO and international programmes.
Hilda Geraghty, a TA member from Ireland, answers this question revisiting Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s life and works.
“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:2).
Letter of the year 2021
In the annual letter addressed to all members, friends, co-workers and family members of the Teresian Association, the TA president, Maite Uribe, proposes that during 2021 we should all join in praying, “Lord, help us to hear the cries of our world with gentle and humble hearts”.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus on Christmas night, TA President Maite Uribe sends a greeting to friends, family, collaborators and members of the Association with the image of a Guatemalan clay manger.
The Teresian School of Dublin students joined in a fundraising activity for TA social projects in Peru, India and Congo, managed by the DNGO InteRed, showing their solidarity in the time of Covid-19.
The NGDO InteRed is proposing a series of activities and resources to celebrate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The commemoration this year is to show us that this kind of violence is claiming more victims each year than the current COVID-19 pandemic
Monsignor L. Roberto Cona, Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State of the Holy See, has responded on behalf of the Pope to the letter sent by the TA President, Maite Uribe, expressing gratitude for the encyclical Fratelli Tutti.
CONTINENTAL VIRTUAL SEMINAR PSE 2020
With the title Democracies, Technologies, Educations: Challenges in times of pandemics, the first virtual Seminar of the Socio-Educational Proposal, PSE, of the Teresian Association in Latin America was recently held.
On Thursday 15 October 2020 at 2.30 p.m. (Rome) Pope Francis relaunches the Global Compact on Education with a video message. The TA, from its charism and mission, joins to this urgent call to take Education as a global priority.
The president of the Teresian Association, Maite Uribe, has sent Pope Francis a letter thanking to His Holiness for his recent encyclical Fratelli tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship.