150th. Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Augustine

150th. Anniversary of the Diocese of St. Augustine

Happy 150th. Anniversary to the Diocese of St. Augustine!
Marh 11, 1870 - Marh 11, 2020

Celebrating 150 Years

Today we celebrate the local Church of St. Augustine on its foundation anniversary.

This pilgrim Church which is always on the way. Striving to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic.

Wanting always to be united to the successor of Peter and to our bishop.

Always focused on the proclamation of the Gospel and the celebration of the Eucharist in all places.

Truly reflecting our vast and expansive catholicity by embracing our diversity of the total body of Christ.

Desiring that others may experience because of how we witness: that we are a sign and instrument of the presence of Christ, to praise and glory the triune God!

Our name is St. Augustine and it is our blessing for like him we deeply thirst for the living God whom we love first.

In these fifteen decades we are tied together in Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:8).

We are blessed by the loving presence of the Mother of the Lord, Our Lady of La Leche who makes our diocese truly Marian.


Bishop Felipe J. Estévez

Tenth bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine

 

Diocese of St. Augustine Historical Timeline

1500’s

The foundation is laid in Pascua Florida.

 
1500's

1600’s

The era of the Florida Martyrs.

 
1600's

1700’s

A period of great turmoil for
St. Augustine.

 
1700's

1800’s

A diocese starts to take shape.

 
1800's

1900’s

The Diocese of St. Augustine looks to the future.

 
1900's

2000’s

Forming missionary disciples for the church as one faith, one family.

 
2000's