“Give me a vocation and I will give you back a method, a school, a pedagogy, inspired by love." Saint Pedro Poveda.

Schools of the Teresian Association (private, “concertados,” and entrusted).


“With the spirit, I place knowledge and I consider that both knowledge and faith constitute the essence of the Association." Saint Pedro Poveda.

In addition to being present at Universities and managing University Chairs, the Teresian Association coordinates the educational projects of several residences for College and graduate students, faithful to its long history that began in 1911.


The Teresian Association was created with the aim of training public school teachers. It is committed to a quality and humanizing public education that guarantees the right to education of all people.

Propuesta Socioeducativa

"Educating in Difficult Times": The Socio-educational Proposal of the Teresian Association in Latin America is the result of a process born out of the needs felt by the different schools and Social Projects of the Teresian Association in Latin America, in 1998.


Faith - Cultures - Justice


InteRed is an NGO ccreated in 1992 and supported by the Teresian Association. It promotes a transformational, inclusive, free, and quality education as a right for everyone.


Castroverde Foundation and Foundación Institución Teresiana (sponsor of this website)

consejo cultura

The Council for Culture of the Teresian Association assumes the specific responsibility assigned to the entire People of God by Vatican II to "hear, to discern and interpret the signs of the times" (GS, 44a) in each historical moment."


Being Salt and Light

Santa María de los negrales

Santa María de Los Negrales Cultural and Spirituality Center hosts in its residence in the mountains of Madrid persons or groups seeking a space of peace and beauty where to reflect, share, or discern; a place of self-encounter and encounter with God and others; a place where one can rest, work, and grow as a person.


The TA House in Covadonga, called La Casina, today is a place of hospitality, for coming together and prayer. It brings us closer to the origins of the Teresian Work and to the experience lived by Saint Pedro Poveda Castroverde in Covadonga.


The memory of the presence and work of Father Poveda in Guadix, even after more than a century, is still very significant. Going through the places that he used to travel in the city and especially in the neighborhood of Las Cuevas, is an inspiring experience that helps one understand the educational and social roots that Father Poveda transmitted to the Teresian Work since its foundation.




This space of Pedro Poveda Chair of History of the Teresian Association is aimed at making available those things we consider very important to learn about the history of this centenary Association and its contexts.


The Pedro Poveda Chair (PPC) was created on July 28, 2000 through an agreement between the Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA) and the Teresian Association (TA). Both institutions subsidize it as well as promote and co-direct the activities associated with it. It is linked to the Department of Theology of the UPSA in Salamanca but the activities may take place at other campuses of this University in Madrid and other Spanish cities.


Josefa Segovia Chair at CITeS - University of Mysticism, Ávila, Spain, started its activity in Novermber, 2010. The creation of Josefa Segovia Chair: Lay Mysticism and Spirituality coincides in time with the preparation of the Teresian Association for the celebration of its first centenary (1911-2011). The Chair seeks to generate and sustain networks of lay people and groups that are willing to enter the "inner castle" and be salt in the pluralistic and secularized societies in which we live.




Saint Pedro Poveda Castroverde, a humanist and educator, as UNESCO recognized him in the centenary of his birth, lived the concerns of the great crisis of values and ways of life of the early twentieth century. He founded the Teresian Association.


María Josefa Segovia Morón, first President of the Teresian Association, was born in Jaén, Spain, on October 10, 1891. She died in Madrid on March 29, 1957.


Victoria was a public school teacher. She taught for a year in Cheles, Badajoz, and then in a rural area in the province of Córdoba, both schools were very poor with many students and scarce resources.


She was born in Isnello (Italy) in 1941. She held a degree in Mathematics and was Principal of Rosano High School. A member of the Teresian Association since 1964, she died in 1986. Her Beatification process was started by the Diocese of Cefalù (Italy) on March 29, 2009.


The first issue of the current Crítica Journal was published in 1913, in Linares, called Bulletin of the Academy of Saint Teresa. Later it was renamed Bulletin of the Teresian Association, and much later it took its current name.


Novamérica Journal is a publication made with contributions from people from different countries in Latin America..


Here you may access digital publications edited or recommended by the Teresian Association.


Proper treatment against abuse


The Teresian Association has endowed itself with a "Commission for proper treatment and action against abuses", to develop its own regulations and the necessary protection protocols for minors and other vulnerable persons.n addition to recognising the social demand It responds to the urgent call that Pope Francis has made to the whole Church in order to put an end to the situations and numerous cases that have recently been denounced, in which priests, religious and other Church members have been responsible for the abuses. Recently, the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, urged all international associations, such as the TA, to develop this regulation.



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