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.
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.
The film POVEDA was screened again in Dominican Republic. It was during Catholic Book Fair, held every two years and organized by Cursillo Movement. The screening took place on March 25 in the auditorium of Casa San Pablo. The film was the only one chosen to be presented at this event, which is aimed at disseminating publications by Catholic publishers and authors.
The film POVEDA was chosen by the public as best film at the second International Festival of Religious Films of Buenos Aires and Tandil, Argentina (Arfecine) and was awarded the Best Musical Score at the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, USA (ICFF 2017). It was also broadcast on television in Venezuela and chosen among the best films with Christian content. The film continues to be shown in many auditoriums, cultural centers, schools, parishes, etc.
On the centenary of Santa Teresa school in León, a touching meeting was held on March 25, when alumni from different generations came together to feel "at home" and visited the places where they shared so many hours.
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 Josefa Segovia Chair at CITeS-University of Mysticism closed its VII Conference on March 19. The theme was “Espiritualidad ante un cambio de paradigma. Cuestiones emergentes” (Spirituality before a paradigm shift. Emerging Issues).
The Spanish book titled “Las páginas más bellas de Josefa Segovia,” (The most beautiful pages of Josefa Segovia), coordinated by María Rosa Elosúa de Juan and published by Fonte Monte Carmelo, is ready for purchase.
With the title "Migrants and refugees in the current European context. From the problem to opportunity," the Council for Culture of the Teresian Association organized a seminar of study and reflection, held at Padre Poveda “Colegio Mayor” in Madrid. NGO InteRed, the Castroverde Foundation, and the social area of The Teresian Association in Spain collaborated in the program.
With an initial keynote speech and a clear focus on present discriminations, the High Commissioner for Human Rights opened in Geneva Session 34 of the Human Rights Council. An almost entire month of debates, which are still going on, from February 27 to March 24, and many participants. The brilliant Commissioner, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussien, likes to call things by name and has a special ability to put his finger on the wound.