QUEZON CITY, Philippines.
St. Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City (Philippines) was the venue for an international conference from April 1-3, 2017 on the theme “Critical Personnel Issues. Asia: Today’s Challenges and Perspective”. It was a important endeavor in these times as the Church in Asia undergoes deep and significant change. The gathering included 82 participants from Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan and the Philippines.
A meeting on Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration was held last April 13 at the UN Headquarters in Geneva.
In the afternoon of May 20, the auditorium of Colegio Mayor Poveda in Madrid was filled with people interested in a subject that, at first glance, does not seem to have much appeal today. The event was the presentation of a book by Anabela Neves Rodrigues, member of the Teresian Association in Portugal, titled "La luz que nosilumina” (The light that illuminates us.)
VATICAN CITY, Italy.
“Fear not, for I am with you (Is 43:5): Communicating Hope and Trust in our Time” is the theme of the Pope’s message for the 51st World Communications Day, celebrated by the Catholic Church on May 28, feast of the Assumption.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea.
On May 6, Our Lady of Africa Center in Malabo opened its doors to celebrate the Second Gathering of Alumni with the theme "United to do good" in a festive and welcoming atmosphere.
Through Pedro Poveda Foundation, Blanca Estela Fuentes Maldonado has rescued about two thousand children and adolescents who were victims of poverty in the red zone of San Julián colony, Chinautla, Guatemala. This note was published in the digital newspaper Prensa Libre.
KIKWIT, Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the city of Kikwit in the South West region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the film POVEDA was shown to an audience of about 150 people on May 13 at Victoria Díez Center.
Pedro Poveda Secretariat published its bulletin number 17, which offers testimonies and information on Saint Pedro Poveda, Blessed Victoria Díez and Josefa Segovia. In this edition, people from different countries write about aspects of the charism of the Teresian Association that have specific meaning in their context.
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.
CORIA DEL RÍO, Seville, Spain.
On March 16, the wish of a large group of former students of Ana Mª Saborido Gómez was fulfilled: seeing the name of their teacher immortalized in a public place approved by the City Council of Coria del Río, Seville, a city where she had served as Principal.
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 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 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.