WHAT DO WE DO?
“With the spirit, I place knowledge and I consider that both knowledge and faith constitute the essence of the Association." Saint Pedro Poveda.
In addition to being present at Universities and managing University Chairs, the Teresian Association coordinates the educational projects of several residences for College and graduate students, faithful to its long history that began in 1911.
"Educating in Difficult Times": The Socio-educational Proposal of the Teresian Association in Latin America is the result of a process born out of the needs felt by the different schools and Social Projects of the Teresian Association in Latin America, in 1998.
Faith - Cultures - Justice
Being Salt and Light
Santa María de Los Negrales Cultural and Spirituality Center hosts in its residence in the mountains of Madrid persons or groups seeking a space of peace and beauty where to reflect, share, or discern; a place of self-encounter and encounter with God and others; a place where one can rest, work, and grow as a person.
The memory of the presence and work of Father Poveda in Guadix, even after more than a century, is still very significant. Going through the places that he used to travel in the city and especially in the neighborhood of Las Cuevas, is an inspiring experience that helps one understand the educational and social roots that Father Poveda transmitted to the Teresian Work since its foundation.
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.
Josefa Segovia Chair at CITeS - University of Mysticism, Ávila, Spain, started its activity in Novermber, 2010. The creation of Josefa Segovia Chair: Lay Mysticism and Spirituality coincides in time with the preparation of the Teresian Association for the celebration of its first centenary (1911-2011). The Chair seeks to generate and sustain networks of lay people and groups that are willing to enter the "inner castle" and be salt in the pluralistic and secularized societies in which we live.
She was born in Isnello (Italy) in 1941. She held a degree in Mathematics and was Principal of Rosano High School. A member of the Teresian Association since 1964, she died in 1986. Her Beatification process was started by the Diocese of Cefalù (Italy) on March 29, 2009.
Study and Prayer
Study and prayer are essential features and a permanent task for people linked to the Teresian Association. Saint Pedro Poveda affirmed it on many occasions: "It is necessary to demonstrate with facts that knowledge goes well with holiness of life ..." 1932. "Prayer is the only strength of the Teresian Work ...” 1920. "After prayer, there is nothing more recommended than study," 1930. And he emphasized, "the members of the Association must arrive at holiness by studying, learning, and teaching." Study is conceived in its broad sense, technical – professional and humanistic, pedagogical, theological and field specific.