LOS NEGRALES, Madrid, Spain.
On July 28, the Teresian Association invites everyone to the celebration of the feast of Saint Pedro Poveda, in Santa Maria de Los Negrales Center in Alpedrete, near Madrid.
At 7:00 pm, a Mass will be celebrated by the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Carlos Osoro, and the Prior of the community of Tagaste Major Seminary, Rev. Enrique Somavilla Rodriguez, an Augustinian, and other priests.
This will be followed by a brief commemoration of the centenary of the recognition and approval of the Teresian Association in Jaen in 1917, founded by Saint Pedro Poveda, in Covadonga, Asturias, in 1911.
Later, refreshments will be served.
Saint Pedro Poveda Castroverde, humanist and educator, as UNESCO described him on the centenary of his birth, lived with concern the great crisis of values of the early twentieth century. He was one of that small Christian minority concerned with formulating the basic principles of an anthropology capable of freeing human beings from all forms of alienation and rejection of transcendence. Pedro Poveda's commitment to this line of thought constitutes the deepest background of his Pedagogical Projects.
He was born in Linares, Jaén, on December 3, 1874. He died as a witness of the faith he professed in a context of religious persecution, in Madrid, on July 28, 1936. St. John Paul II recognized his holiness as founder, educator and Martyr, on May 4, 2003. His remains are venerated in Saint Pedro Poveda Chapel of Santa María de Los Negrales Center.
More information about the life of Saint Pedro Poveda at http://www.pedropoveda.org/en