The Augustinian Recollect Friars in the Marianas Islands, 1769-1908 cover

The Augustinian Recollect Friars in the Marianas Islands, 1769-1908

Author(s) :

 by Marjorie G. Driver 

Publisher / Imprint: MARC
Year of Publication: 2000
ISBN-10: 1-878453-42-4
ISBN-13: 978-1878453426
Pages: 108 pages

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The history of the Spanish Order of Augustinian Recollects ( O.A.R.) in the Mariana Islands begins in 1769, when they were sent to replace the Jesuit missionaries expelled from Spanish territories the year before. In 1814, the Recollects reluctantly withdrew from the Marianas and then returned several years later to serve with secular priests, including the young Chamorro Padre don José Palomo throughout the 1800s and into the new century.The Augustinians built churches on Guam, Rota, and Saipan, and established a parish in Tinian named in honor of the Jesuit martyr, Fr. Luis de Medina. The friars ministered to the people and kept the Catholic faith and Spanish language alive for nearly 140 years. 

Historical synopsis, San Nicolás Tolentino, by Licinio Ruiz -- The Mariana Islands; 
General History of the O.A.R., by Manuel Coreeller -- The Mariana Islands 23; 
Statistical Tabulations, by Gregorio Fidel de Bias -- The Mariana Islands 31; 
Memoria, by Ildefonso Cabanillas and Cris6gono Ortin 43; 
Events in Guam after 20 June 1898 -- The Augustinian Recollect Friars in the Marianas 65; 
Listed by first name 69; 
Chronology of arrivals and assignments 73; 
Aires Chamorros, by Rafael Garcia 83; 
Appendix -- A. People and events related to the Chronicle 89; 
B. The Recollect friars who left between 1898-1908 91; 
C. Recollect friars time-line, 1898-1914 91; 
D. Recollect friars biographical data, 1898-1915 94; 
E. Secular priests in the Marianas, 1815-18 97; 
F. Secular priests biographical data, 1815-99 99; 
Glossary 104; 
Bibliography 106

Product Details
  • Publisher / Imprint: MARC
    • Series: MARC Educational Series (Book 24)
    • Paperback: 108 pages
    • Publisher: Micronesian Area Research Center (2000)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1878453424
    • ISBN-13: 978-1878453426
Meet the Author(s)

Marjorie G. Driver was an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Curator of the Spanish Documents Collection at the Micronesian Area Research Center, of which she is a founding member. With roots in the Eastern United States, she spent her childhood in Puerto Rico, is a graduate of Russell Sage and Middlebury Colleges and a long time resident of Guam. She taught in Guam’s high schools, was the principal at St. John’s School, and was a faculty member of the University of Guam. She has published numerous articles and English translations of historical materials concerning the lengthy Spanish presence in the Mariana Islands. Distributed by the Richard F. Taitano Micronesia Area Research Center/ MARC Educational Series No. 24


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