Mati was accepted as a house of the Order on December 13, 2010 with Fray Efren R. Obja-an, OSA as 1st Local Prior and Frs. Alfonso D. Sedurifa, OSA and Ronald P. Siaga, OSA as pioneering Community Members. The Community, however, was officially inaugurated on May 26, 2011. On that day, the cornerstone of the future residence of the friars was blessed by the Bishop of Mati, Most Rev. Patricio H. Alo.
The community’s main apostolate is the administration of Colegio San Agustin – Mati which offers basic education to young students from Mati City and nearby towns of Davao Oriental. Nestled on a 20-hectare property, the school’s master plan includes a big chapel, auditorium and other buildings for its expansion in the near future. The school’s academic building was inaugurated and blessed on June 17, 2013. Mati Community is actually the 1st Augustinian Community located in mainland Mindanao as Socorro Community is located in Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Norte.
With the opening of Colegio San Agustin – Mati, the Augustinians’ brand of quality Christian education is now available to all Filipinos in the three big islands of the Philippines: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.