“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
Moved by the Spirit of the Risen Christ, we, the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation, as a community of women disciples, envision ourselves to become prophetic witnesses by our life of action-contemplation.
In solidarity with our people, especially the poor, we commit ourselves to Christ and His mission through renewed integral evangelization that will effect personal-communal conversion for the transformation of the world and integrity of creation towards the realization of the Reign of God.
History of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC)
The Congregation of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (ASOLC) was founded in April 6, 1883. It had its beginning in Barcelona, Spain at the Beaterio de Mandelatas de San Agustin in Calle Hospital No.23. The foundresses of the Congregation were the blood sisters: Mo. Rita and Mo. Consuelo Barcelo Y Pages, OSA. They were from Sarria, Barcelo, Spain. As an Institute primarily dedicated to education, the Congregration was aggregated to the Order of St. Augustine (OSA) on May 31, 1902. Thus, it became an apostolic branch of the Augustinian Order, In 1975.
The Sacred Congregation for Religious and for Secular Institutes granted Pontifical recognition of the Congregation. As an Institute of Pontifical Right, the Congregation is religious apostolic in nature. The Congregation’s school Apostolate today owns: 23 schools administered all over the Philippines, 1 university, 20 schools have Grade School Department, 22 High School Department, 14 includes Collegiate levels, 2 Higher Institutions offering Graduate and Post-Graduate Program, 4 schools offer Free Night High School. In the Philippines we have: 5 Social Pastoral Ministries, For Special Ministries we have: 5 Retreat Houses, 4 Dormitories. Integrated in all ministries are: Desk at Tahanan Social Services Center, Desk for Women, Desk for Ecology & Indigenous People, Desk for Justice and Peace.
The Congregation’s Thrust in Foreign Missions is evangelization works among Migrants, especially among Filipinos. For Foreign Mission we have: 2 Communities in Taiwan, 2 Communities in Italy, 2 Communities in Thailand, In Australia, our Sisters works with our OSA Fathers in St. Augustine’s College & in St. Kieran’s Parish in New South Wales. In Spain our sister’s work with Filipino Migrants in Plaza San Augustin, and among the Catalans in Barcelona.
The Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation are first and foremost a Community of Friends in God inspired by our Great Father St. Augustine who believed that God could be best discovered in the company of friends and that is how we have chosen to serve God. For “NOBODY CAN BE TRULY KNOWN EXCEPT THROUGH FRIENDSHIP.” Today, in response to the call of the Church of the Poor the sisters bring the gospel message to everyone, especially to the deprived and needy ones.