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Vocations VP Dr. Anne Roat on “Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd” Show

April 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Vocations VP Dr. Anne Roat on “Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd” Show

Serra's USA Council Vocations Vice President Dr. Anne Roat of the Serra Club of Lafaytte, IN, was a special guest on the Sirius XM Catholic Channel's "Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd" show on April 29, 2021. Dr. Roat and Lloyd had an engrossing and informative chat about vocations and [...]

Serra Meets with Archbishop Hebda

April 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Serra Meets with Archbishop Hebda On April 10, 2021, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis shared with us a fantastic presentation on Visio Divina (Latin for "divine seeing"), a method of prayer guided by meditation on an image. In this presentation, His Excellency focuses on Caravaggio's "The Calling of St. Matthew."

Serra Meets with Fr. Ballman and Fr. Hanley of the CCLV

March 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Serra Meets with Fr. Ballman and Fr. Hanley of the CCLV

What is the state of vocations in the United States? What are the United States bishops' expectations of Serra's USA Council as one of only three "consulting organizations" on the theme of vocations? For the answers to these questions and more, check out the Serra Meets page for a video [...]

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Featured Video and Audio from Serra USA

Pope Francis’ Address
to Serrans

Listen to an English translation of His Holiness Pope Francis’ address to Serrans at their private audience with him during the Serra International Convention in Rome.
(Click Below)

“Walk with Saint Junipero Serra as he traces our Lord’s footsteps in search of workers for the vineyard.”

A Franciscan missionary Saint Junipero Serra is well known as the 18th century founder of a string of California missions. Like Saint Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Whether through meetings, vocational programs, or personal involvement in school, parish and diocesan activities, Serrans accept the challenge of fostering vocations and encouraging spiritual growth.

Let St. Serra inspire us to nurture vocations and become missionaries ourselves as we work for vocations. The USA Council Program Committee invites you to carry out this program of renewal by which all Serrans recommit themselves to furthering Serra International’s principles and objectives.

If you want to know more about our patron, please read the in-depth article, “Missionary Disciple: The Spirituality of Saint Junipero Serra” by Father Joseph Chinnici, OFM, historian and President Emeritus of the Franciscan School of Theology at Oceanside, CA (pictured at left). It was first published in the June 2017 issue of The Serran Magazine.

St. Junipero Serra

The Serran Magazine


From Adversity, Opportunity

Fire damaging a beloved piece of Serra history; a global pandemic; natural disasters: stories of the Serra spirit soaring against all odds.