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

Beautiful Churches

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

Incredible Cuisine

Cajun dishes, French fusion, and Southern comfort food


The World War II Museum, Audubon Aquarium, and more!

Amazing Location

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.

Our Speakers

Cardinal Thomas Collins

Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto & Episcopal Adviser to Serra

Archbishop Aymond

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