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22 October 2020

News from the Teresianum

Recently, on the 18th of September, the Theological Faculty and the Teresianum Pontifical Institute of Spirituality presented to the public, in the Aula Magna, the products of the Raybotics brand that have been acquired by the Curia General in order to provide the Faculty with the necessary means to disinfect classrooms and other academic environments, in order to combat the new coronavirus and protect, as far as possible, teachers, Teresianum employees and students.

Attracting attention, were two screens for temperature measurement first presented, which also check if the person wears a mask, vetting access by locking the doors to those who have a high fever or do not wear adequate protection.

Secondly, several lamps were presented for the purification of enclosed spaces, called PHS (Pro Health System), capable of destroying 99% of pathogens in a noticeably short time, thanks to a double system of ultraviolet rays and ozone. One of the lamps is attached to a moving robot, allowing it to move through different environments without the presence of an operator.

In another order of things, on October 15th, the feast of St Teresa of Jesus, the academic year was inaugurated with a Eucharist at which presided Fr. Agustí Borrell, Vicar General. Within the framework of the fiftieth anniversary of her proclamation as a doctor of the Church, Fr. Augustine recalled that, although Teresa acquired theological science through love – mystical theology – she was always friends with lawyers and lettered people as well as theologians held in very high esteem, especially if experts in Scripture. The traditional refreshment did not follow Mass, as the regulations decreed by the Italian government two days earlier prevented it.