Pedro Poveda is the founder of the Teresian Association.
SAINT PEDRO POVEDA
Pedro Poveda was born in Spain.
He was ordained in 1897. In 1906, he was assigned as
canon in the Marian Sanctuary of Covadonga. While in Covadonga, he dedicated
himself to solving the problems that confronted Christian education at that
an Academy in Oviedo in 1911 which became the seed for the Teresian
When the Civil War broke out
in Spain, he was identified as an enemy by those who wished to
dechristianize the schools and was shot to death for his faith.
He was beatified in October
1993 and canonized in May 2003 by Pope John Paul II.
The Saint Pedro Poveda
College (formerly known as the Poveda Learning Centre and Institucion
Teresiana) is a private preparatory school for girls run by the Teresian
Association of Lay Missionaries. It is located in
the heart of Metro Manila's Ortigas Business District .
to 28 July 1936
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