Evangelization in 8 territories of misión
The Order of Augustinian Recollects has been a missionary congregation since the time of its beginnings. In actuality, it is responsible for evangelization in 8 territories of mission located in seven different countries, Brazil, Colombia, China, Peru, Panama, Taiwan and Sierra Leon.
|From the origin of the Order at the end of the XVIth century, the reform movement which was taking place in the Augustinian Province of Castilla, encouraged the new members of the Recollection to spread the Gospel in the missions. Already in 1605, they began their missionary endeavors in the Philippies and, soon after, they entered Japan. |
The first half of the 20th century was also a time of major missionary expansion. At present the mission territories are the following:
Prelacy of Labrea, Brazil
The mission was accepted by the Order on August 8, 1925. It has been served by the Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine since the 19th of November, 1979.
Prelacy of Marajo in Brazil
Accepted by the Order on the 19th of October, 1930.
Vicariate of Trinidad in Colombia
Accepted by the Order on the 8th of August of 1925. Attended by the Province of Our Lady of Candelaria.
Diocese of Shangqiu in China
Assigned to the Order on the 15th of September, 1923. The mission was made an Apostolic Vicariate in 1937 and became a diocese on the 11th of April, 1946.
Prelacy of Bocas del Toro in Panama
Accepted by the Order, February 29, 1964.
Prelacy of Chota in Peru
Accepted by the Order, July 7, 1963. Attended by the Province of St. Joseph.
Kaohsiung in Taiwan
This territory became attached to the Order in 1963.
Mission of Kamabai in Sierra Leon
Accepted by the Augustinian Recollects on the 14th of January, 1997. Due to a civil war raging in the country, the religious had to abandon the mission on various occasions. All left on the 24th of December of 1998 but were able to return to Kamabai on the 8th of April of 2004.
OCTOBER 2009. BRAZIL. Marajó, evangelizing the rivers
JUNE 2009. PANAMA. Bocas del Toro: poverty, dispersion, and indigenous defense
APRIL 2009. BRAZIL. Labrea: natives, rubber workers and missionaries
MARCH 2009. COLOMBIA. The Mission of Casanare: Nearing Four Centuries of Augustinian Recollect Evangelization
OCTOBER 2008. TAIWAN. A new Church inaugurated in the missions of Taiwan
SEPTEMBER 2008. SIERRA LEONE. José Luis Garayoa: “We asked God that we be killed with one shot and not cut to pieces”
By-laws of Augustinian Recollect Missions Autor: OAR (174 Kb)
SEPTEMBER 2008. SIERRA LEONE José Luis Garayoa, Augustinian Recollect missionary
SEPTEMBER 2008. SIERRA LEON Mission of Kamabai in Sierra Leon
Video: Augustinian Recollects in Casanare Héctor Javier Pizarro Acevedo, bishop of Trinidad, Colombia, from 2001, he reports the experience in Casanare.