Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine
The Province of St. Nicholas was created by the first general chapter of the congregation which was celebrated in Madrid towards the end of November, 1621. From the first the new province acquired a definite mission profile. By the end of 2005, there were 344 religious in the province distributed among 9 countries—Spain, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, the United States, England, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan—and 54 communities.
The work of the religious became varied embracing government, formation, missions, and the care of destitute children.
The government of the province is the responsibility of the prior provincial assisted by 4 councilors and a secretary. They compose the provincial curia which is located in Madrid. The provincial has jurisdiction in the whole province but, normally, exercises the same directly relative to the 14 communities in Spain, and the 3 in China and Taiwan. In the other nations, vicars and delegates generally exercise jurisdiction.
At present, the province has two vicariates, Mexico and England and three delegations, Costa Rica, the United States and Brazil. The vicariate of Mexico includes the religious resident in Mexico and Costa Rica. The vicariate of England consists of the 5 communities located in that country. The delegations of Brazil and the United States depend directly on the prior provincial.
A history of the Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentino Autor: OAR (93 Kb)
MAY 2009. SPAIN Provincial Chapter of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine
Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Official website.