|Official Name||Teresian Association|
|Other Name or Acronym||I. T. or T.A.|
The Teresian Association is an international association of laymen and women called together to make Jesus present in today’s world. Members seek to promote human advancement and transform social structures through education and culture in both state and private entities and organizations.
The Teresian Association shares in the evangelizing mission of the Church, cooperating in the building of God’s kingdom in history. The essence of its mission is to provide an education rooted in the values of the Gospel which enhances all that is truly human. The mission of the Teresian Association is accomplished ordinarily through the occupations and professions of its members.
|year accredited w/ laiko||(N.B. not stated)|
The Teresian Association was founded by Saint Pedro Poveda- a secular priest, educator and martyr, in 1911 in Spain. He received the inspiration to found this association at the shrine of our Lady of Covadonga. He was canonized on May 3, 2003.
At present, the Teresian Association has spread to 28 nations with thousands of members all over the world. The members are integrated into different associations according to their vocation and type of commitment: The Primary Association and the Teresian Cooperative Associations (ACIT).
|Organizational Structure and Composition of Membership||
The Governing bodies of the Teresian Association at the General levels are the General Assembly and the President with the Governing Council. They exercise their authority in regard to all the Associations.
The General Assembly and the President with the Governing Council are also the governing bodies for the Primary Association while the Cooperative Associations are governed by their respective Assemblies, Heads and Boards.
The Primary Association is organized in sectors and delegations governed by a delegate of the President. Each of the Cooperative Associations on the other hand, constitutes an organizational unit to which the members belong.
|Main Activities||Members are working in:
|Areas Present|| Members are present in:
|Affiliations||National Affiliation: Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas
International Affiliation: Pontifical Council for the Laity- Rome
United Nations- ECOSOC
|Official Contact Address||56 Sgt. Esguerra Street
Brgy. South Triangle
1103 Quezon City
|Official Contact Number||Telephone: + 63.2. 924.1195, + 63.2.926.1642
Fax: + 63.2.928.8261
This logo represents the Teresian Association as conceived by the founder ,with the Latin words – Deus, Dominus, Scientiarium, which means God, the Lord of Science
The cross symbolizes Christ, the centre and foundation of the members’ lives. The book represents science and culture, the means to fulfill their mission. The star is Mary’s presence as a model of openness to the Spirit and of apostolic fruitfulness.
|SECTOR COUNCIL ( PRIMARY ASSOCIATION )
Sector President: Amalia Ledesma
Secretary: Eufrosina Villegas
Treasurer: Ma. Del Carmen Cabanig
Luzon Zone Director: Azucena Camagan
Visayas Zone Director: Rolinda Jover
Mindanao Zone Director: Virginia Almario
Council Member: Emma Melgarejo
Council Member: Ma. Orpha Alonsabe
Council Member: Mary Ann Escucha
President: Isidro Porras
Vice President: Jelly Villamor
Treasurer: Milagros Santos
Secretary: Mary Jennifer G. Juezan