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DECEMBER 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 12):
In this month of December, we are called to prepare ourselves to once again rekindle that "first Christmas" which took place at the silent night in Bethlehem - that of the Nativity of Jesus, our Lord! As Advent draws us near to the celebration of Christmas, we gaze upon Christ, the Son of God, King of the Universe, who is born of the Virgin Mary, whom we must welcome into our lives because he deserves the rightful place in our hearts and in our communities. Thus, in this issue, we, too, wish to share how St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia teaches us the wisdom of Christmas through the Christmas Preparation published in the following pages. As we begin the Year 2021 dedicated for the Missio Ad Gentes as our preparation for the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of Christianization in the Philippines, we have also published the prayer and the message from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, who also spoke of welcoming Christ into our culture. In all these things, we acclaim together and say, "Maranatha, come, Lord Jesus!"
NOVEMBER 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 11):
In this month of November, we shall be preparing ourselves for the celebration of the Solemnity of Christ the King, which is the conclusion of our liturgical year. At the same time, we begin preparing for Christmas, as the Advent begins a week after. Yet, both of these convey a message that we are called to ponder: Christ, who is King of the Universe, has a rightful place in our hearts and in our communities. His person and message is our response to secular values. To usher Christ today, we need the increase of priests and religious who can lead us to and gather us around Him. That is why, according to St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, the "Rogate" becomes a great universal remedy: a remedy that can transform a society into a committed society that worships God and serves Him in the faces of the people, especially the least, the last, and the lost. It is then our duty, as Christians, to make sure that Christ continues living today by praying for the increase of priests and religious.
OCTOBER 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 10):
For this month dedicated to the teachers, we have featured Jesus, our Divine Teacher, as it is understood from the Gospel of John 6:45. Jesus continues to teach us to welcome God, who alone can effect real transformation and who continues to assure us that all of us are welcome to receive the life that He desires to bestow on us. Likewise, in this issue, we have featured the wisdom of St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia about education, and why it is an important response to the command of Jesus to: "Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest, to send out laborers into His harvest" (Mt. 9:37-38 / Lk. 10:2). Meanwhile, the laity's role in the mission of the Church is also emphasized in this issue as well.
SEPTEMBER 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 9):
Dear friends, in this new issue of our KI, we are featuring the Feast of the Mary Bambina, the Child Mary, which is part of the important feasts promoted by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia. For him, "the more we love Mary, the more we love Jesus." In understanding the Rogate Spirituality, we see that Mary always points us and leads us to Jesus, whenever we ask for her prayers and intercessions. In this issue, we are also featuring the prayer to Jesus in the Eucharist for more good Gospel workers which was composed by St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia.
AUGUST 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 8):
Dear friends, we are happy to release the AUGUST 2020 issue featuring the message of the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord: listening to Jesus. To listen and follow Jesus is the best lifestyle that every Christian can live. For this, we are featuring a Catechism on the importance of Jesus' Transfiguration in our Christian faith, as well as the Assumption of Mary, both of which are part of the Church's faith. Here, we have also included a page dedicated for the Pope's Prayer Intentions for this month - the maritime world.
JULY 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 7):
In this new issue of our Kaya Idalangin, we are featuring the Feast of July the 1st, which is a particular and important celebration for the Family of the Rogate. The Feast of July 1st is a commemoration of the permanent dwelling of Jesus in the Eucharist in the communities. Get to know more about the significance of this feast on the first pages of our JULY 2020 issue. We have also featured, in a special way, the Catechism of the Catholic Church on the "Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist." This may help us deepen on the Church's teaching and faith in the abiding presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
JUNE 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 6):
The Saints have been men and women who are filled with the Holy Spirit and communicated God’s love to the people whom they have served. Such was St. Hannibal Mary Di Francia, Apostle of Prayer for Vocations, who is “A Man of Pentecost” because through what the Lord has revealed to him, the necessity of praying and propagating the spirit of prayer for vocations is made known. For this issue, we have featured his brief biography and the two prayers he composed to obtain good laborers of the Gospel. We also have included a triduum of prayers and a Mass guide for the feast of St. Hannibal. Of course, our regular weekly reflections and prayers lead us to meditate from the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity to the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Meanwhile, “The Way of the Heart” is the theme of the Pope’s prayer intentions, accompanied by a word from St. Hannibal on what pleases the Heart of Jesus.
MAY 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 5):
Our Easter meditation takes us to reflect on the mystery of the Pentecost, which is a moment of the “Calling and Sending Forth” of the Church to proclaim the Easter message: Christ is risen and lives forever! For this reason, we have included a catechesis on the Holy Spirit, as well as the regular weekly reflections and prayer on the remaining Sundays of Easter, especially that of the Ascension and Pentecost. In this issue, we are also challenged to create a habit of praying for vocations. We are also reminded of the Pope’s prayer intentions for this month, that is dedicated to the deacons. Also found in this issue is the Pope’s letter and prayer for all of us as this month is dedicated for our love and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. We have also suggested a schema for a holy hour of prayer for vocations.
57th WDPV SPECIAL EDITION (Vol. 32):
Our Kaya Idalangin special edition features the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations with the theme: “Words of Vocation: Gratitude, Encouragement, Fatigue, Praise.” We have published the message of the Pope on this celebration, as a guide for reflection through the “Breaking the Word” and “Breaking the Bread” sections. The triduum of prayers for the 57th WDPV prepares us to appreciate and meditate deeper on the Pope’s message, as well as a Mass guide on the day of the celebration itself. A suggested prayer guide to end the COVID-19 pandemic is published on this issue as well.
APRIL 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 4):
“The Lord is risen, alleluia, alleluia!” This is the resounding hymn and the climate of our joyful celebration of Easter. The theme for our April 2020 issue of Kaya Idalangin is taken from the collect of the Mass on the 1st Sunday of Easter. In the next pages, we can find a meditation on the Gospel text on the “Empty Tomb” taken from John 20:1-9, a guide for its reflection, and a set of suggested activities for a meaning celebration of the Easter Sunday. As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have published the meditation of Pope Francis during the extraordinary Urbi et Orbi last March 27, as well as guide for reflection. We also have the three schemas of Adoration in preparation for the 1st-3rd Sundays of Easter.
MARCH 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 3):
Our Lenten journey continues as the month of March 2020 begins, with the message of the Lord through the prophet Hosea who said, “Come Back! Return to Your God!” (Hosea 14:1-3). In the next pages, we can find some Lenten Ideas to help us increase in prayer, penance, and charity. And this time, we have featured four schemas of Adoration, from the first to fifth Sunday of Lent.
FEBRUARY 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 2):
Our February 2020 Kaya Idalangin issue takes us to reflect on the meaning of Lent as an opportune moment to be reconciled with the Father, and to increase in prayer and charity. Such is the theme that was inspired by the Prophet Joel (2:13), who said, “Rend Your Hearts, Not Your Garments.” Inside, we can find a simple compilation of a guide that prepares us during this Lenten Season, beginning with the significance of the Ash Wednesday, the three pillars of Lent, a guide to Confession, and two schemas of Adoration for Vocations.
JANUARY 2020 (Vol. 32, No. 1):
The Year 2020 was declared by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines as the “Year of Ecumenism, Inter-Religious Dialogue, and Indigenous Peoples.” Hence, the January 2020 issue of Kaya Idalangin gets the theme “Christ: The Bond of Unity” to express a prayer for vocations that is geared towards Christian Unity. For this issue, we have featured a schema of Adoration for Vocations, a Mass Guide for the Unity of Christians, and some more prayers.