Lent with Pedro Poveda and Josefa Segovia

CHICAGO, Unites States. Unites States. 
Friends and members of the Teresian Association in Canada, the United States, and Cuba have united to walk together towards Easter and they invite more people to join them.

This is possible thanks to the good idea of 'A closer look' a program they are sharing via e-mail that incorporates the liturgical texts of each day of Lent with reflections from Pedro Poveda and Josefa Segovia.

"I have used in the past booklets distributed in the parishes, to help the faithful during Lent, and they are good!" explained Vicki Geraldo. "
"I just thought that this time we could develop our own Lenten Guide for 40 days! Why not drink from the rich fountain of our vocation", she said.

For Geraldo, a TA member who is a medical doctor in Chicago, this is a "another way of celebrating and honoring our way of life, our identity- by plunging into how the incarnational spirituality is to be lived. What better way than to seek the company of Poveda and Josefa Segovia? She says.

In the mind of Geraldo this good idea intends to invite all to "encounter the Word and Poveda in a deeper way this Lenten season; to be able to share the TA Charism in the circles we find ourselves in and to promote an appreciation for the beauty of the Teresian Association vocation lived in the day to day".

To make it happen she sought the help of TA members close by and many others have joined in the effort. She stresses that this a collaborative effort.

The structure of the prayer is simple. The gospel Reading fro each day, a text from Pedro Poveda or from Josefa Segovia that may complement the Gospel and a brief prayer as a closing. It is being produced in English and Spanish

As soon as Vicki launched the Project, comments began to arrive from different places. They are using it in Cuba and from Holguín Rosemarie Kamke wrote: "what a great gift and already translated! Here we can only use Spanish!"

From Canada Febe Aguirre remarked that it is "a very good resource". In Florida Lani Hiponia commented about the recent violent events in a near by school and valued the program as "an awesome and timely project because now more than ever we need to share and deepen on Povedan texts to live more worthy Teresian lives.

You may download the file.

Araceli Cantero, Miami



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