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.
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”.
The Cause of Elisa Giambelluca has continued its course even amid the restrictions due to the pandemic. These days it has received the approval of the Theologians, which means that there are no obstacles to declare her “Venerable Servant of God”, although new steps need to be completed.
HOLY THURSDAY 2020
Members of the Teresian Association in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland and Portugal, have prepared two moments of prayer on Holy Thursday and invite those who wish to join in.
We are now presented with an opportunity to pray as the Gospel recommends and to be in communion with all the Teresian Association and with all of humanity, from the solitude and distance that we are compelled to observe.
LETTER OF THE YEAR 2020
In this year 2020, the motto “Like Mary, the first disciple, give us a listening heart that gladly does whatever He tells us” unites all those who share the charism of the Teresian Association.
On October 26, 2019, the Our Lady of China convened the Teresian Association in Taiwan to Her sanctuary in Meishan to fulfill the promise of “Voto de Covadonga”.
August 12 is the 83rd anniversary of the martyrdom of Blessed Victoria Díez, a young teacher and member of the Teresian Association who gave her life in the town of Hornachuelos, confessing her faith in Jesus Christ, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War.
On the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary the association greetings come to us this year from Italy underlining the desire to carry a message of hope and welcome for all.
In line with the Teresian Association Assemblies commitment with the family, TA in Florida held a retreat for adults and children to share on the eve of Pentecost.
A large group of members and friends of the Teresian Association in Italy celebrated the Passover this year in Carini, near Palermo, with the motto of the year “The Incarnation well understood”, as its central theme.
The Permanent Council of the Italian Bishops Conference CEI has appointed Maddalena Pievaioli, member of the Teresian Association, new General Secretary of the CNAL, National Consultation di Aggregazioni Laicali, National Consultation of the Lay Associations, on the 22nd of May.