The missions, social projects and solidarity actions are a constant in the action of the Augustinian Recollect Family. The Province of Saint Nicholas of Tolentine has always lived in mission, since its very birth was motivated by the opening of the first evangelization missions in the Philippines in the 17th century. Since then, he has carried out his evangelizing activity following the mandate of Jesus in the places today called “frontiers”: there where it is necessary to defend the dignity of human life, social justice, equal opportunities, the defense of the most vulnerable.

The Province of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino takes direct charge of the mission of Labrea (Amazonas, Brazil) in the year 1979, once the Province of Saint Rita had to leave it because of a lack of friars. Nevertheless, Labrea and the Order of Augustinian Recollects have been firmly united since 1925, and three of the Provinces of the Augustinian Recollects have built with effort and determination the Church in Labrea: Saint Thomas of Villanueva, Santa Rita and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. Also, provinces like Our Lady of Consolation or Saint Augustine have had religious there throughout history.

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