•  Escourt, Pomeroy
    La Maison Saint Augustin  (AFRIQUE DU SUD)








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Daily Prayer


Morning Prayer                 7hoo/7h30


Holy Mass                           7h45/9h00


Midday Prayer                   12H30


 Adoration                           17h00


Vespas                                  17h30




 29th of September 1891, 9 Augustinian sisters together with Bishop Jolivet and 3 oblate fathers, embark on the Natal. The journey lasted 3 months.


 31st October 1891 arrived in Durban


6th November 1891 Augustinian sister arrived in Estcourt and opened a school.


1892 teachers were urgently required in March 1892 Cecilia and Maud McLoughlin from Cape town assume the teaching post


1897 the Ladysmith Sanatorium was opened


In 1912 a training school for nurses was opened


1925 the Durban community founded another Children’s Home for destitute coloured boys. In 1932 the community established two schools, a small hospital and a church


Novitiate was transferred to Nottingham Road in 1953 and later in Botha’s Hill in 1985 and in 1998 Botha’s Hill became a retreat centre


In 1966 the Dundee Diocese appealed for assistance to the Augustinian sisters to run the Mission Maternity Hospital and clinic at Pomeroy.


The first prioress of the Autonomous House of St Augustine was Mother Columba Costelloe in 1970


1995 in Durban sisters established a Home and school for destitute coloured girls called St Philomena’s and in 1976 the home was transferred to Malvern and later to Sydenham