Chairs and Study
Pedro Poveda (T.A. History), Pedro Poveda (UPSA), Josefa Segovia (CiTes)
The Josefa Segovia Chair at CITeS-University of Mysticism closed its VII Conference on March 19. The theme was “Espiritualidad ante un cambio de paradigma. Cuestiones emergentes” (Spirituality before a paradigm shift. Emerging Issues).
LOS NEGRALES, MADRID. Spain.
The agreement on “Saint Pedro Poveda" Chair, established at the Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA) fifteen years ago, has been renewed.
October 10 marks the birthday of Josefa Segovia. This is a good day to remember and re-read some of the writings that have been written about her. This time, this is to know what she thinks about intellectual endeavor. The Revista de la Institución Teresiana (Journal of the Teresian Association) devoted a special issue to her on the occasion of her death on March 29, 1957, and Angeles Galino wrote two articles. We focus on the one titled: “Ante la verdad y la vida” (Facing truth and life) which we publish in these autumn days that invite us to focus on readings and taste them. As Dolores Gomez Molleda wrote some time ago: “Reading is to live slowly."
In memory of CarmenSanchez Beato, President of the Teresian Associationfrom1957-1977. Using expressions of Arantxa Aguado’s letter on the occasion of her death: Her writings and a photograph of a small person, smiling with bright eyes, intelligent andwith a good senseof humor that helped her accept her being "rather short" without any complex speak volumes.
Josefa Segovia’s Chair, Lay Mysticism and Spirituality, started with a course on November 12-14, with the theme of “A Paradigm of Lay Spirituality, Josefa Segovia.”
The gathering took place at CITeS – Universidad de la Mística, (Comunidad Internacional Teresiano Sanjuanista, de los Padres Carmelitas) in Avila and it started at 6:00 PM on November 12 with a welcoming and dinner.
Throughout the weekend topics like lay mysticism and spirituality were discussed. Discussions centered on Josefa Segovia, first General Directress of the Teresian Association and whose process for beatification and canonization is underway. She was the closest collaborator of St. Pedro Poveda at the start of the Teresian Association.
The Pedro Poveda Chair (PPC) was created on July 28, 2000 through an agreement between the Pontifical University of Salamanca (UPSA) and the Teresian Association (TA). Both institutions subsidize it as well as promote and co-direct the activities associated with it. It is linked to the Department of Theology of the UPSA in Salamanca but the activities may take place at other campuses of this University in Madrid and other Spanish cities.