Provincia San Matteo (Filippina)

Blessing of the New Seminary and Acceptance of New Seminarians Conclude Canonical Visit in Indonesia

Before the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and the blessing of the new seminary.
Admission of 11 new seminarians to the seminary preparatory year (SPY).
The seminarians at prayer in the chapel of the new building.
Fr. Herman Abcede cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
Fr. Abcede blessing the different locales of the building.
The new seminary building in Ribang, Maumere.
The Rogationist emblem in the local language; engraved on the altar of the seminary chapel.

The new Rogationist Seminary in Ribang, Maumere, Indonesia was blessed on August 8, 2018 by Fr. Herman Abcede, Provincial of St. Matthew Province, at conclusion of his canonical visit to the Missionary Station. Moreover, during the same occasion, 11 new aspirants in the preparatory year (propaedeutic) were admitted for the School Year 2018-2019. 

Blessing of Housing Units for 65 Poor Families in Pasay (Philippines)

The new 5-storey apartment.
Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Msgr. Caccia, at the beginning of the Mass.
Cardinal Tagle and Archbishop Caccia.
Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Caccia, Fr. Herman Abcede and Fr. Dexter Prudenciano blessing the event marker.
Marker of the event.
The Rogationist SHEC community with Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop Caccia and Fr. Herman Abcede.

Most Rev. Gabriele Giordano Caccia, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, presided over the Thanksgiving Mass for the completion of 65 housing units of a 5-storey building to be distributed to poor family-beneficiaries of St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) in Malibay, Pasay City, Metro Manila, on July 14, 2018. Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle of the Archdiocese of Manila, to which the Rogationist community belongs, joined him and the other priests in blessing the houses.


PARANAQUE CITY (July 9, 2018) – The Community of Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies hosted the Seminar-Workshop on Child Protection Policy last July 9, 2018. Organized and spearheaded by the Provincial Sector on Charity and Missions, the participants came from the religious communities of Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies, Fr. Hannibal Formation Center, St. Hannibal Rogate Center, Rogationist Postulancy Center, Rogationist Novitiate, St. Hannibal Empowerment Center, St. Hannibal Multi-Level School in Multinational Village, and St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Bautista, Pangasinan.


Feast of July the First

​In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Inspiration of the Rogate, in the context of the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons in the Philippines, with the Rogate Family, the Daughters of Divine Zeal and the Rogationists jointly held their Feast of July the First at the Our Lady of Divine Zeal Convent in Marikina City. The event which took on the theme "Jesus is the Heart of Communion and Abiding Source of Renewal for the Rogate Family", had Fr. Herman Abcede, RCJ to preside over the Holy Mass, after which Fr.

Mission Send Off to Seoul, South Korea

On June 25, 2018, at the chapel of the St. Hannibal Rogate Center, through a simple rite, incorporated to the celebration of the Holy Mass, presided over by Fr. Orville Cajigal, Provincial Councilor for the Sector on Charity and Missions, Fr. Jonrey Lauron was blessed by Fr. Herman Abcede, the Provincial Superior, and was officially sent off to be part of the Missionary Station in Seoul, South Korea, joining two Korean Rogationist Priests.

Interment of Fr. Enrique Raveza III

On June 11, 2018, the day when Fr. Enrique Raveza III, 24 year back was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priesthood, he was solemnly laid to rest by confreres, family and friends at the Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque City. The interment was preceded by a funeral Mass, presided over by the Bishop of Parañaque, Most Rev. Jesse Mercado, DD, at the chapel of the Fr. Di Francia Center of Studies. Fr. Raveza died of complications brought about by multiple myeloma on June 6, 2018. The Rogationists of the St. Matthew Province, headed by Fr.


         Fr. Herman Abcede, Provincial Superior of the St. Matthew Province, has been appointed by the Bishop Jesse Mercado of the Diocese of Paranaque to be a Defender of the Bond in the Diocesan Ecclesiastical Court of First Instance. He was sworn into office on June 6, 2018, together with the other officers and judicial counsels of the Tribunal, during the blessing of office of the said new Tribunal Office. 

Blessing of Structures at the Oasis Retreat Center – Cebu Seminary

The Rogationist Seminary Cebu celebrated the Solemnity of St. Hannibal Maria Di Francia on June 1, 2018 with the blessing of some completed structures of the Oasis Retreat Center Cebu. The entire project is a work in progress, relying on the Divine Providence and the intercession of St. Hannibal Mary. These facilities are available for groups and individuals, especially the youth, for moments of spiritual recollections and vocation discernment.