https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ3hMYWAdCU 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!
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https://youtu.be/9qWshnzhX7o 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 what we need to do [...]
https://youtu.be/ANx6x0ETN6k 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.
https://youtu.be/8vy3DR9NnY0 On June 12, 2021, Dr. Chainarong Monthienvichienchai, Past Serra International President and member of the Serra Club of Bangkok, Thailand, spoke to Serrans about the challenge of helping young people respond to God’s call.
https://youtu.be/Pcn164inlRA On May 8, 2021, Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C. spoke to Serrans about promoting religious vocations specifically for men. Fr. Donio is Executive Director of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men of the United States.
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, concluding with Gus giving [...]
https://youtu.be/jhbrNfn_sE4 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."
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 recording of our March 13 [...]
https://youtu.be/wmjr1DLFttg How does our relationship with God transform us into people of action? Serra's USA Council Episcopal Adviser Bishop Thomas Daly of Spokane discusses overcoming fear in this brief video.
https://youtu.be/Q3YGs7dLKLU "What a great thing a good priest is!" Bishop Daly discusses good priests, bad priests, and Thursdays in Lent in this brief reflection.