The portraits of eight Saints associated with the Archdiocese of Madrid, Spain, including St. Pedro Poveda, are the most outstanding feature of the new chapel of the Archdiocesan Curia, inaugurated on September 18, 2017, by the Archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Carlos Osoro. He said at the blessing ceremony: "May this chapel be a special place in this Pastoral Center and may it really mark the direction of our life."
Since this year marks the centennial of the diocesan and civil approval of the Teresian Association in Jaén,1917, its founder Pedro Poveda, the saint from Linares, had an important relevance in the presentations of the XXX Congress of the Association of Archivists of the Church in Spain, September 11-15. Attendees also visited Guadix to learn about the altruistic work of Father Poveda.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Chile.
From August 31 to September 2, the Editorial Board of the Nuevamérica / Novamerica Magazine met in Santiago de Chile to evaluate some issues of the 2016 and 2017 editions and to plan for 2018.
A seminar-workshop on "Teachers as Guidance Counselors, Companions in the Journey,” took place on August 20th at the Victoria Díez Center for Culture, Formation and Development in Dapitan, Sampaloc District, Manila. This was organized by members of the Teresian Association (TA) working in public schools. The event was part of the celebrations of the feast of Blessed Victoria Díez, teacher, catechist and martyr, whose feast is celebrated on August 12.
A portrait of St. Pedro Poveda was unveiled and blessed at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (OLFP) -Mandaluyong (Philippines) as part of the celebration of St. Pedro Poveda’s feast on July 28. Also, the movie POVEDA was screened in the Parish Pastoral Council Hall, which will be renamed “Pedro Poveda Conference Room” (PPC).
On August 17, a few minutes after 5 pm, a van became a deadly weapon on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. At night, another attack attempt took place in Cambrils. Sixteen people died, in addition to several of those responsible, and more than a hundred were injured. Some are still in critical condition.
LOS NEGRALES, Madrid, Spain.
The feast of St. Pedro Poveda, celebrated last July 28th at Santa Maria de Los Negrales, was, as every year, a happy gathering to give thanks for the life of "a man who kept hope alive," in the words of Cardinal Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid.
The film POVEDA will be screened at Teatro Capitol in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, on Thursday, August 10. An article, written by Constantino Rojas Burgos, was published in the newspaper "Los tiempos de Cochabamba.” The following is a summary of this article.
Presentations of the film POVEDA continue in different contexts and countries. Araceli Ortega and Guadalupe Pérez write a review from Venezuela, a sister country that we hope will soon reach social peace and a stable democracy.
ORLANDO, United States.
Organizers of the International Christian Film Festival in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (ICFF 2017) published the awards ceremony of their last edition in which the film POVEDA won the award for best Musical Score.
MADRID, Los Negrales.
After the Spanish Civil War, at the house of St. Pedro Poveda in Madrid, his private oratory was found intact. Not so the rest of his apartment or the building. There, in the oratory, was the altar with the missal open to the page which had been his last Mass, the great Crucifix and the statue of the Sorrowful Mother to whom he undoubtedly directed his last glance before meeting those who led him to martyrdom. And there was the altar, on which he had consecrated the Body and Blood of the Lord since 1923.
As we come closer to the feast of Saint Pedro Poveda, on July 28, we publish an article written by Cardinal Eduardo Pironio in 1996, in which he reflects on Poveda’s priestly profile.
During a meeting on the Educational Proposal of Pedro Poveda at the headquarters of the Teresian Association in Rome, Margarita Bartolomé Pina presented a volume of the Critical Edition of the writings of Poveda, "Essays and Pedagogical Projects."
VILLA EL SALVADOR, Peru.
The Teresian School in Dublin (Ireland) celebrates now eleven years working with the Teresian group of Villa El Salvador, Peru. The project began eleven years ago when Inés Neira, the Teresian School Manager, in conjunction with Janett Ramirez from Solydes, proposed to bring a group of students to Peru to raise awareness about the poverty in that area of the country. Since that year, 2006, nine groups of students have passed through Villa El Salvador accompanied by teachers and and former mothers and past pupils. The experience now continues with the Centro Cultural Guadix team.