Saint Pedro Poveda College, Quezon City (Philippines) celebrated the 100th year of the pontifical approval of the Teresian Association on January 11, 2024.

“The Work is no longer mine. It belongs to the Church.” These were the very words that Saint Pedro Poveda, the founder of the Teresian Association, said when he learned the news that the Association was granted the first diocesan approval in 1917. These words would ring louder and stronger when the Association was approved in perpetuity by Pope Pius XI on January 11, 1924.

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To celebrate the joyous event of the 100th anniversary of the pontifical approval of the Teresian Association, Saint Pedro Poveda College in Quezon City, Philippines, was blessed with the presence of His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery for Evangelization, to preside in the Eucharistic Celebration on January 11, 2024 at the Poveda gym. Msgr. Honesto Flores Ongtioco, bishop of the Diocese of Cubao, and members of the clergy who served the school as chaplain were concelebrants.

Also present were the students, officers and members of the Asociación de Alumnas de Poveda, of the Poveda Parents Association, civic and religious leaders and members of the Teresian Association.

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According to His Eminence, “the celebration is a great blessing, not only for the Association, but for the whole Church”. He reminded the TA members and its collaborators about two extremely important things: attentiveness to culture, and attentiveness to the way their mission is to be done. He said, “Let us have the culture of Jesus.”

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In her address, Rosa Basas, the President of Saint Pedro Poveda College reminded the audience that  the 100th year of the recognition of TA as a work of the Church, ushers in the 65th anniversary of the school in 2025. “Celebrating both momentous occasions is truly a special grace from God. The administration, teachers, employees, parents and alumnae recognize, own and want to share the legacy received.”

St. Pedro Poveda College Team.



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