Serra International Convention • New Orleans • August 8-11, 2024
Explore the deep Catholic history of the liveliest city in America!
Join us for Serra’s 81st International Convention in vibrant New Orleans, the perfect destination for an unforgettable convention! Immerse yourself in the rich Catholic heritage of the city, with its awe-inspiring churches, historical landmarks, and deep spiritual roots. Explore the beautiful St. Louis Cathedral, stroll the renowned French Quarter, and savor delicious Cajun cuisine while connecting with Serrans from around the world.
New Orleans boasts an array of exciting attractions that make it an ideal convention destination. Enjoy the city’s lively music scene, from jazz clubs to street performers, filling the air with soulful melodies. Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Mississippi River, delve into the city’s fascinating history, and visit the renowned WWII Museum. New Orleans offers an unforgettable blend of cultural experiences.
As always, our Serra Convention is a profound opportunity for spiritual growth and learning. Engage with well-known speakers who will inspire with their deep wisdom and insights. From practical workshops to inspiring keynote addresses, you’ll enhance your faith and be equipped with the tools to strengthen your efforts to foster and promote vocations!
Registration opens Spring 2024
Cathedral of St. Louis & the Shrine of Our Lady of Prompt Succor
The French Quarter
World-famous music, art, and beignets at Cafe du Monde
Cajun dishes, French fusion, and Southern comfort food
The World War II Museum, Audubon Aquarium, and more!
The convention is being held at the New Orleans Marriott on Canal Street, located between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District, close to popular attractions such as Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium, the WWII Museum, Harrah’s Casino, and much more.
Cardinal Thomas Collins
Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto & Episcopal Adviser to Serra
Archbishop of New Orleans
Dr. Thomas Neal
Professor of Spiritual Theology at Notre Dame Seminary
Fr. Joshua Rodriguez
Rector of Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans
Fr. Colm Cahill
Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of New Orleans
Sr. Beth Fitzpatrick
Vicar for Religious for the
Archdiocese of New Orleans