In May 1978, the Augustinian Community of St. Lucia of Rome - Italy, on the feast of St. Monica, welcomes in the Monastery Church, a prayer group, formed by young Philippines.

In the following meetings, guided by Fr. Egidio Galea, OSA, some young people decide to enter our community, to experience the Contemplative Augustine life.

January 17, 2005 The Community of St. Nino of Mohon, Talisay City, Cebu, unanimously accepted the invitation of Fr. Libby Danos, OAD, to establish a foundation of the new monastery in Merida, Leyte. The land was donated by the FRAN Family of Ormoc City. It is approximately six hectares.