ROGATIONISTS OF THE HEART OF JESUS
For more than a hundred years, the Rogationist fathers and brothers have lived their lives in the service of the Church for obtaining any and holy Vocations from God. As a pontifical clerical religious Institute, founded by
St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia (1851-1927), the Congregation of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus (RCJ) finds its spirituality in the words of Jesus in the Gospel “The harvest is rich but the workers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest that He may send workers into His harvest" (Mt.9:37-38/Lk.10:2). Our name Rogationist, taken from the Latin word Rogate which means Pray, qualifies us for a great mission to implore God for numerous and good apostles for His Church. We are the Apostles of the Rogate whose entire life are centered to the daily prayer for Vocations to the priestly and consecrated life in the Church, propagation of this prayer worldwide as well as care and promotion of human and spiritual welfare of orphans, needy children and the poor.
Today the small Caravan of the Rogationists that has started from Southern Italy has reached other countries in Europe, the United States, Albania, Brazil, Argentina, Rwanda, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, Korea, Indonesia, and Australia. In the Philippines the Rogationists started their presence and activities in 1976.
St. Anthony's Boys Village-Davao
The St. Anthony’s Boys Village Davao (SABV-Davao) is a charitable and an educative institution, a home for the poor and abandoned or orphaned boys from Mindanao who are willing and committed to upgrade themselves through education, vocational training, work, and discipline, under the care of the Rogationist Priests and Brothers.
The Boys Village is their “home for a better future” where they can begin to build and pursue their dreams and God’s dream for them.
We, the Rogationists of the St. Matthew Province, moved by the compassion of Christ of the Rogate, incarnating the charism handed on by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, inspired by our Rule of Life and in communion with the Church and the entire Family of the Rogate, envision ourselves as:
Men of prayer,
agents of the New Evangelization,
and Stewards of God's graces
with a preferential option for the poor.
Animated by the Word of God, nourished by the Eucharist, inspired by Mary's FIAT, and guided by the indication of the General Chapter, we commit ourselves to:
re-appropriating our Rule of Life by study, reflection and observance;
cultivating a Culture of Vocations by organizing UPV (Union of Prayer for Vocations) in every Rogationist House and in other pastoral contexts;
systematizing policies, planning, programs, training, operations, and finance our charitable, educational institutions and mission "ad gentes";
being transparent and accountable in generating, managing and augmenting resources to sustain our communal and apostolic needs.
Zeal for the Rogate, compassion and love, solidarity with the poor, justice, generosity, spirit of sacrifice, trust in the Providence, prudence, accountability, honesty, simplicity, unity and dialogue and discernment.