Missions and social works. The Province’s missions in the 20th century

Introduction

The opening of new fields for evangelization without the dependence of governments brought about an authentic missionary expansion throughout the 20th Century that took the Province of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino to places which they had never thought of going.

Present division of the Provinces of the Order of the Augustinian Recollects. Present division of the Provinces of the Order of the Augustinian Recollects.

At first, the religious directed themselves towards inhospitable zones lacking clergy. There were religious in Chepo and Darién (Panama), on the Columbian Coast of the Pacific, in the Brazilian states of Bahía and Pará or in the Venezuelan Guyana. They were places of unhealthy climates, humid, insanitary, and endemic in malaria and yellow fever. Many religious lost their lives and good health in these places.

The arrival of Pius XI to the papacy in 1922 gave a general impulse to all the missions in the Church. The Recollects were associated with the epic Chinese mission (1924) and in the prefectures of Tumaco (1927) in Columbia and Labrea (1925) and Marajó (1928) in Brazil.

The restoration of the rest of the Provinces in the Order divides in this moment the history of the missions of the Province of Saint Nicholas and of the missionary history of the Order, for almost all the new provinces will include missions.

Expansion of the Augustinian Recollect family throughout its history. The image takes into account all the religious orders and congregations born within the same limits of the Order.


The Philippines in the 20th century
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