SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS
ADDRESS

+63 (2) 824-9191

 

24 Calcutta Street

Merville Park, Paranaque City 1709

PHILIPPINES

 

st.matthew@rcj.org

 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).

ABOUT US

© 2017 by the Rogationist Fathers in the Philippines

Please reload

Recent Posts

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 2019 WORLD DAY OF VOCATIONS

March 9, 2019

1/2
Please reload

Featured Posts

2018 EASTER MESSAGE OF THE PROVINCIAL SUPERIOR

March 15, 2018

“It is the Lord!” – John 21:7

 

Alleluia! The Lord is risen! Alleluia!

 

 

The disciples’ experience of the Lord’s resurrection was evidently felt at many times, and in one instance, when they decided to go fishing with Peter. Jesus’ beloved disciple, upon seeing the miracle of the great catch after following the voice, “cast the net over the right side of the boat”, recognized and acclaimed, “It is the Lord!” We, as Rogationists, are called to be that beloved disciple, who immediately and urgently recognized the Lord in every miracle that happens every moment. There is no other great joy than to feel in ourselves, wherever and whatever assignment we are in, the Lord’s presence in our midst!

 

In our time, we are called to be “prophets” of the Easter joy! It also corresponds that since we Religious are called to be “signs” of the reign of God here and now, we are also called to be signposts for the “children of the Easter morning” – God’s faithful. Even amidst the preoccupations and assignments we do, when we are faithful to the gift of consecration – chastity, poverty, obedience, and the zeal and understanding of the Rogate – which the Lord has entrusted us, we become effective “Easter signposts” for God’s children. It is never strange that people would naturally feel our Easter aura and exclaim with joy in thanking the Lord for His presence among them. For this aura makes people touch on hope that they, too, can share the glory that Christ won for everyone! This is the best news we can ever receive at present: the assurance that the risen Lord will always be there for us, for He himself has promised it: “I will be with you always, until the end of time.”

 

May we bring this Easter joy to others, as we ourselves experienced it! Happy Easter!

 

 

 

FR. HERMAN ABCEDE, RCJ

Provincial Superior

Share on Facebook
Please reload

Follow Us

I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload

Search By Tags