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Serra Meets Fr. Edwin Leonard

September 13th, 2021|Comments Off on Serra Meets Fr. Edwin Leonard How does a diocesan vocation director take a discerning young man from that initial stage of exploration all the way to the seminary and ordination? National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors Vice President Fr. Edwin Leonard of Coppell, Texas, shows us how!

Serra Meets Bishop Frank J. Caggiano

August 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Serra Meets Bishop Frank J. Caggiano On August 14, 2021, His Excellency, Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport, spent about 40 precious minutes with us for the eighth in the Serra Meets online lecture series. He discussed formation of seminarians, what it takes to be a good and faithful, heroic priest, and [...]

Serra Meets Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan, Director for the NCDVD

July 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Serra Meets Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan, Director for the NCDVD On July 10, 2021, we were treated to a wonderful presentation by Mrs. Rosemary Sullivan, Executive Director for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD). Watch this video to uncover some profound and practical insights from one of our most powerful fellow lay collaborators for vocations.

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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.
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“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


Preparing for the Propaedeutic Phase

Serra’s USA Episcopal Adviser Most Rev. Thomas Daly, Bishop of Spokane, leads the charge on accommodating and adapting to new seminary requirements from the Vatican; a message for Serrans from Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen; and more.