Cebu City, Cebú Province, Philippines
400 Years of Continuing OAR Presence
in the Philippines and Asia
—1696 to 2006 —
Indistinctly known in history books as Fr. Rodrigo Aganduru (1584-1626), the intrepid missionary from Villadolid, Spain, arrived with the first Recollects in 1606. Bataan and Zambales – where he founded the towns of Bagac, Morong, Mariveles and Subic - witnessed his initial apostolic endeavors. As vicar provincial, he sent missions to Palawan and northern Mindanao and canonically erected in 1621 the convents of Cebu and San Sebastian in Manila. Death overtook him in Guipúzcoa, Spain, before he could comply with the Holy See’s wish to send him as apostolic delegate to Persia where he had spread the Word of God. His writings on Philippine and Japan missionology, Tagalog and Zambal grammar, cartography, ethnography, medicine and religion, earn him a niche in Philippine Church history.
Originator and Planner of the
OAR Philippine Mission
Former Prior Provincial of the Saint Nicholas Province, Fr. Juan de San Jeronimo was named superior of the first missionary expedition to the Philippines since he was its originator, planner and negotiator. In May 1605, he met his other missionary confreres in Seville, Spain. After barely two months of preparation they
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A native of Valladolid, Spain, and member of the pioneering mission, Fr. Andrés del Espíritu Santo (1585-1658) founded the town of Masinloc (Zambales) in 1607 and the convent of Cavite Puerto in 1616. He was superior of the recollects in the Philippines for a total of twelve years either as vicar provincial or as prior provincial, deftly guiding the young province in its decisive years of challenges and new missionary horizons. After an eleven month journey from Spain via Mexico, he returned to Manila in 1622 that included the future martyrs Blessed Melchor de
[Seals of the University of San José Recolectos. Cebu City - Caritas, Scientlaé
Erected 2006 by University of San José Recolectos.
Location. 10° 17.616′ N, 123° 54.368′ E. Marker is in Cebu City, Cebú Province. Marker is on A. Pigafetta Street just from Legaspi Ext., on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cebu City, Cebú Province 6000, Philippines.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort San Pedro (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antonio Pigafetta (about 150 meters away); The Cross of Magellan (approx. half a kilometer away).
Also see . . . Order of Augustinian Recollects. (Submitted on April 7, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Order of Augustinian Recollects; Recoletos Monument; Plaza Independencia
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