He told them: "With Christ You do not have to wish nothing but that the salvation of the souls by which he was thirsty in the Cross".
A fourth group of twelve men arrived from Spain in 1539.
In 1549 the Prior_General wrote again to the Order in Spain, for the second time successfully at the instigation of Emperor Charles V of Spain.
He asked that members of the Order be sent to South America in greater numbers.
By February 1562 there were almost 300 Spanish Augustinians in Mexico, in fifty houses.
They were distinguished by their willingness to admit local people to the Order.
There was such an increase of the local vocations that after 1577 it no longer it was necessary to solicit members of the Order from Spain to serve in Mexico.
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