St. Matthew Province
As we start the Triduum for the Solemnity of St. Hannibal on the 1st of June 2018, let us pray in a particular way for the holy perseverance and the joy of Rogationist religious life of the confreres who will profess their vows perpetually, renew their profession, enter to the Novitiate and the Postulancy in the Province of St. Matthew. We thank God for the gift of vocations to our Congregation and to the Church.
On June 1, 2018, the Solemnity of St. Hannibal, the St. Matthew Province celebrates the Perpetual Profession of seven confreres: John Francis Aberion, Jose Roque Arreza, Andru Iroy, Marselinus Koka, Tom Jun Lancin, John Baptist Nguyen Thanh Huy, and Petrus Sogelaka. On the same day, the following are celebrating their Silver Jubilee of Religious Life: Fr. Joseph Arcano, Fr. Antonio Dammay and Fr. Unny Pottokkaran who professed their Rogationist vows for the first time in Cebu on June 1, 1993. Furthermore, 40 religious students in temporary vows renew their profession in the various Houses of the Province in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Spain and Vietnam.
On May 31, Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 12 Rogationist novices profess their vows for first time, and eight Postulants enter the Novitiate in Silang, Cavite. On May 30, 15 Aspirants will enter the Postulancy in Paranaque City. They come from the 4 Seminaries of the Province, namely: in the Philippines (Cebu and Paranaque), Indonesia and Vietnam.
The Message of Fr. General is attached herewith.