The Augustinian houses in Argentina and Uruguay within the Province of Spain (founded in 1926) constituted what is called the Vice-Province of Argentina. Also included in the Vice-Province is the mission area that the Order entered in Salta, Argentina.
In 1969 the Pope designated this mission area as the Prelature of Cafayate. It is located in the isolated northeastern region of Argentina.
The Mission Vicariate of Cafayete, Argentina. (This web page was written in Spanish.) Agustinos en Misión... Prelatura de Cafayate: acompañamiento en la fe del pueblo Calchaquí (República Argentina). Here is a very artistic and thoughtful use of photography, colour and music, which together allow the web site to communicate even to those who do not read Spanish.
The year 1601 saw the beginning of the Province of New Granada (which embraced Colombia and Venezuela).
In the year 1694, Pope Innocent XII granted pontifical status to the Augustinian college at Bogata.
By 1800 there were eleven houses and over 100 members, and over fifty of them in Bogata.
When Colombia proclaimed its independence from Spain in 1810, difficulties began between the new government and the church.
In 1821 the government suppressed all religious houses which had less than eight priests.
After the Order struggled to continue, in 1850 there were only fifty Augustinians remaining.
All houses were suppressed in 1861. The Discalced Augustinians suffered a similar fate.
The Province of Colombia is still operating.