Faith-Knowledge / Solidarity
Given the pain and tragedy of innocent victims in recent terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Bangladesh, Baghdad, and now Saudi Arabia, as in other cities before ... we are left with a devastating helpless silence. Later, a few words that become prayer and a search for peace come out.
On May 7, a group of the Rajab Project that welcomes Immigrants shared an experience with women from the Poveda Socio-Cultural Center in Guadix, a meaningful place for the Teresian Association.
The Social Area of the Teresian Association of Spain supports Bel Yournech Project, a humanitarian emergency response to the harsh reality faced by many African immigrants (women, children, the sick ..) waiting near the border of Ceuta for a possibility to enter Spain.
HOLGUIN, Cuba. - Maite Uribe, President of the Teresian Association presented to the Bishop of Holguin a relic of St. Pedro Poveda expressing her desire that the charism inspired by God to the priest and martyr will become incarnated in the Diocese to generate life.
Addressing a group of Cuban laity of the Diocese of Holguín, the president of the Teresian Association, Maite Uribe Bilbao, invited the participants to live their baptismal responsibility in the midst of a changing society, stressing several important aspects in their formation.
On November 29, about 120 people from Arrayanes Project (Linares) and Rajab Project (Jaén) got together. The event took places in Vilches, Jaén
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me" (Matthew 25: 35). The Pentecost Ecumenical Forum has convened a round table for November 12 on the occasion of the arrival of Syrian refugees and immigrants in Madrid. Everyone of good will is welcome to attend the round table.
AMMAN, Jordan (Holy Land).
This is an impressive story of the valuable work done in Amman by two members of the Teresian Association (TA) and another person at the Pontifical Library, where they welcome, support, and offer English classes. The gratitude of the refugees is enormous.
"The transforming power of prayer in Santa Teresa" was the title of the national congress to celebrate the V Centenary of the birth of the St. Teresa, held in Rome on October 10. The ceremony took place at the Gregorian University. They were many participants, coming from various parts of Italy, who filled the large auditorium.
Members of associations of the Teresian Association (TA) in Spain (ACIT and MIT) collaborate with the TA-supported NGO for Development InteRed in the campaign "Let's make an Alliance for Education." These entities have the same vision and mission on social transformation through education and humanizing actions to build a more just and united society, recognizing the dignity and human rights of each person.
With the theme "A different world is possible," over a hundred pilgrims from different backgrounds and religious traditions made the Camino de Santiago as pilgrims for peace and justice from Sahagún to Cruz del Ferro from August 31 till September 6.
CODAO, Peumo, Cachapoa, Chile.
On Sunday May 31, a healthcare Center opened in the town of Codao, in the area of Peumo, Chile, to serve families in need. It is a social project of the Teresian Association in this country of America.
At the end of May, volunteers and students of Rajab-Jaen Project conducted a trip to Granada to end the Academic Year 2014-2015. Juan Cózar Olmo writes this story.