Based on various articles by: Fr. Miguel Bernad, SJ, Fr. Jose Arcilla, SJ, Fr. Francisco Demetrio, SJ, Fr. Luis Pacquing, SJ, Fr. Thomas O’Shaughnessy, SJ, Fr. Thomas Cannon, SJ
CONSOLIDATION, EXPULSION AND RESTORATION
CRISIS AFTER THE REVOLUTION
Learn how the Jesuit mission grew and spread throughout regions of Mindanao from the 1860's. By 1895, there were 106 Jesuits in eight regions of the island (62 priests and 44 brothers). In the 1930’s, sub-regions of the island were turned over to other religious orders. This allowed the Jesuits to focus on the remaining areas of Basilan, Zamboanga peninsula, Lanao region, Bukidnon, and Misamis Oriental. By 1950, just two mission areas remain for the Jesuits: Zamboanga del Sur and Bukidnon while maintaining their presence through the schools in Zamboanga City and Davao City.