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New V Encuentro Videos Added

September 15th, 2020|Comments Off on New V Encuentro Videos Added

At the January 2020 Serra Rally in Ventura, California, attendees enjoyed an in-depth presentation on the findings of the V Encuentro initiative, presented by Armando Cervantes and Kenneth Johnson-Mondragón. The session focused on vocations ministry amongst Latinx/Hispanic people, especially youth, in the United States. Highlights from the presentation have been [...]

Celebrating Priesthood Sunday in the Pandemic

September 14th, 2020|Comments Off on Celebrating Priesthood Sunday in the Pandemic

No parties, no Masses, no potluck swaps, no elementary school group art projects... With our go-to Priesthood Sunday celebration ideas inaccessible during the pandemic, we've got to get creative about how to tell our priests that we appreciate them on Sept. 27. The Serra clubs of Harlingen, McAllen and Brownsville, [...]

Past President Judy Cozzens to Address NCDVD

August 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Past President Judy Cozzens to Address NCDVD

Serra USA Council Past President Judy Cozzens will participate in the virtual conference for the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD), August 31-September 2, 2020. Check out her inspired welcome message to them here.

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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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE

A Brave New World: Promoting Vocations in the Time of Covid-19

How do Serrans promote vocations during a pandemic? With prayer, technology and a whole lot of creativity.

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