Neccesary joint action for peace
Videos with testimonies and images of victims of the attacks with apparent chemical weapons used in the long war in Syria against civilians, in particular women and children, are proliferating in the media and social media. They are so shocking that they produce consternation, indignation, and pain. In response to such an atrocity, at dawn on Saturday, April 14, the United States, France and the United Kingdom launched a joint attack, which likewise will generate negative consequences. Because of these actions, a diplomatic offensive began with still uncertain results.
In order to give thanks for everything lived during the six-year term that is about to end, in line with the theme of the year of the Teresian Association (Lord, you have done great things for us! Send us your Spirit of joy and hope), a space to give thanks has been opened on the website ata2018it.org.
New York, U.S.A.
On Jan. 29-Feb 2, 2018, at the UN headquarters in NY. Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association and Emma Melgarejo, member of the Governing Council, attended the 56th session of the ECOSOC Commission for Social Development to achieve sustainable development for all.
In the celebration of its 800th anniversary, the University of Salamanca has contributed, along with other public institutions, to remember the presence of women in Study Centers, as a tribute to those who once passed through them without the recognition they deserved.
OVIEDO, Asturias, Spain.
In the digital book "Así es Parres, Arriondas", edited by Asturias Actual Foundation, María Luisa González Llano is mentioned, a beloved and valued teacher, born in that locality on May 24, 1918.She died a few months before she turned 100 years, on August 22, 2017, in Oviedo.
The presence of the Teresian Association (TA) in Rome during the months of Nazi occupation of the city during World War II was remembered in Rome, on January 13, at the headquarters of the TA. The occasion was the presentation of Anna Doria's book, "Oggi sono venuti i tedeschi, Vita quotidiana a Roma sollo I'occupazione nazista" (The Germans arrived today, daily life in Rome under the Nazi occupation) published by Gangemi International Publishing, Rome.
Card. Eduardo Pironio: A holiness of incarnation
February 5th marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Cardinal Eduardo Pironio. As a tribute and message, and in preparation for the Assembly of all the Associations of the Teresian Association, we publish some of his reflections spoken in Rome on May 24, 1991. He speaks about the signing of the Decree of approval of the current Statutes of the Association and meditates on the Way of Emmaus.
"Invisible Heroes" is a documentary series broadcast on channel 2 (Spain) which, on December 30, dedicated a session to storiesof people in the Dominican Republic with the themes of empowerment of women and situations on the border with Haiti. The theme is led by Beatriz Gallart Bandín, coordinator of InteRed in that country.
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo.
Jacinthe Nkongolo writes about Bana ya Poveda Center, in Kinshasa, which welcomes minors in situations of marginalization and vulnerability. This information is about some of their latest actions, such as the installation of the Children’s Committee.
LEGASPI, Albay, Philippines.
During the 20th Lay Congress of the Philippines, held last October, in the diocese of Legazpi, the National Board of the Council of the Laity was renewed. Rosalinda Basas, member of the Teresian Association, was re-elected secretary.