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.
The NGO InteRed calls for a solidarity campaign with Peru: Emergency in Peru: 10,000 kilometers or as close as a click.
SANTIADO DE CHILE, Chile.
Mística y Profecía is the title of a digital book that collects the proceedings of the American and Caribbean Congress of Theology and Spirituality in celebration of the V Centenary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila. It was published at the end of 2016 by Editorial de autores de Argentina. Download of the book is free.
The Commission of theologians of the Teresian Association in America wish to contribute their reflection on to documents of Pope Francis. Their work is an invitation to continue to deepen into them and find new perspectives.
On Wednesday, March 29, Encarnita Gonzalez, postulator general of the Teresian Association, will give a presentation on "Josefa Segovia on the way to beatification. On the 60th anniversary of her death."
Several times a year the doors of Espace Poveda (Poveda’s Space) of the Teresian Association in Paris open to a proposal that they have called "Repas qui prend son temps" (Meals without haste).
After three years of study, on February 18, the graduation of 16 participants in the Second Course on Theological Biblical Formation took place in Holguin. The course was taught by Carmen Aparicio Valls, Theology Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University of Rome, with the support of Araceli Cantero in matters of spiritual integration. The course has received academic support from members of the Teresian Association and logistic support from San Arnoldo Janssen Center for the Formation of the Laity of the Diocese of Holguín, which was the location for the face-to-face meetings and the graduation ceremony.
NAZARETH / BETHLEHEM, Holy Land.
In addition to Jerusalem, the film POVEDA has been screened in Nazareth and Bethlehem on February 10th and 11th. The three events were a privileged opportunity to make St. Pedro Poveda better known, and to go over the beginnings of the Teresian Association in the land of Jesus.
The English version of the new website dedicated to Saint Pedro Poveda was published at the beginning of 2017, www.pedropoveda.org/en.
The parish communities of Our Lady of the Pine and St. Agnes, both in Villaverde Alto, Madrid, agreed to show the film POVEDA. The event took place on January 15 in a room of the St. Agnes Parish. More than a hundred people arrived, surpassing the predicted expectations.
In a few weeks, it will be a year since the premiere of the film POVEDA in Spain. Since then it has not ceased to be screened in different cities. In some cases, as in Burgos on 5 February, the experience is completed with a film discussion (there are support guides in Spanish and English for this purpose).
As part of the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Saint Teresa School in León, the city's post office has issued a commemorative stamp.
"Merciful young people, like the Father" was the motto of the Teresian Association of Guatemala to convene a Youth Day on December 18, with the aim of offering young people a space for prayer, reflection and celebration, centered on the Word of God. Participating young people were also motivated to constitute a group of young people of the Teresian Association to continue their formation.