In the afternoon of May 20, the auditorium of Colegio Mayor Poveda in Madrid was filled with people interested in a subject that, at first glance, does not seem to have much appeal today. The event was the presentation of a book by Anabela Neves Rodrigues, member of the Teresian Association in Portugal, titled "La luz que nosilumina” (The light that illuminates us.)
On Tuesday, May 30, feast of Saint Ferdinand, patron saint of Seville, the city honored some people who have made outstanding contributions. Consuelo Flecha García, Professor of History of Education, received the Gold Medal of the Andalusian capital, along with Amalia Gómez, President of the Red Cross, La Hermandad del Rocío, and NGO ACCEM that works with refugees among the winners.
VATICAN CITY, Italy.
“Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time” is the theme of the Pope’s message for the 51st World Communications Day, celebrated by the Catholic Church on May 28, feast of the Assumption.
Through Pedro Poveda Foundation, Blanca Estela Fuentes Maldonado has rescued about two thousand children and adolescents who were victims of poverty in the red zone of San Julián colony, Chinautla, Guatemala. This note was published in the digital newspaper Prensa Libre.
About sixty young people, called the Youth Movement of the Teresian Association in Peru, lived the celebration of last Easter. Some of them share testimonies about the meaning of "rebirth", of "questioning their faith and renewing it," and" their desire to change the world.”
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.
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.