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Diocesis de san agustin florida


The Roman Catholic Diocese of St. AugustineJacksonvilleand Gainesville. The bishop's seat is the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in the continental United States. The city was part of other dioceses until March 11,when the Diocese of St.

It covered most of the Florida peninsula until the s, when Florida's expanding population necessitated the creation of new dioceses. Having secured Spanish supremacy by defeating the French and planting a permanent colony at St. He had been accompanied by four priests.

Nombre de Dios mission is at the Diocesis de san agustin florida of the first Thanksgiving Mass celebrated on the grounds. Augustine, the first established parish in the United States. The Jesuits were the first to arrive. Three were sent by St. Francis Borgia in and ten in The few who survived the martyrdom of their brethren were recalled in Inthe Franciscans arrived. Ina young chief, smarting from a reprimand, instigated a general massacre of the missionaries.

Inseveral Indian chiefs sought baptism at St. Evangelizing became easier afterwards. "Diocesis de san agustin florida" lasted past the middle of the century. Inthe Franciscan province of St. Helena, with mother-house at St. Augustine, contained 44 Indian missions, 35 missionaries, and 30, Roman Catholic Indians.

Byevidences of decline begin to appear. Bishop Calderon found his episcopal jurisdiction questioned by the friars. Although he confirmed many Indians, he complained of their religious ignorance. Relations between the colonists and natives worsened. The colony was menaced by the growing English power to the north. Inthe blow fell. Moore's raid burned, plundered, destroyed, and enslaved the natives at the Mission San Luis de Apalachee.

Efforts at re-establishment partially succeeded.

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