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How the Miami Serra Club Grew Exponentially

How the Miami Serra Club Grew Exponentially

They’re calling it the Miami Miracle. The Serra Club of Miami recently experienced a record-setting surge in membership thanks to concerted and very intentional efforts with their membership drive. The Club went from 9 members to 130 in a matter of months and Serrans...

Come and See: We are All Called to Vocation

Come and See: We are All Called to Vocation

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila at the 80th Serra International Convention, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 23, 2023 Our convention is a good time to reflect on the reality of vocation in the life...

The Communion of Vocations

The Communion of Vocations

Cardinal Marc Armand Ouellet at the 80th Serra International Convention, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 23, 2023 My heartfelt thanks to Serra International for inviting me to celebrate its 70th founding...

Basilian Seminarians in Mexico

Basilian Seminarians in Mexico

An Unforgettable Trip Made Possible by International Cooperation among Serrans When a group of Basilian seminarians recently went on retreat in Mexico, several Serra Clubs came together and offered...

A Year of New Growth in 2023

A Year of New Growth in 2023

Given by Greg Schwietz at the Chiang Mai, Thailand, Serra Convention, June 22, 2023   Your Eminences, your Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Serrans and guests; Thank you for the...

An inviting Gift: Serra Invitation Coin

An inviting Gift: Serra Invitation Coin

For many priests, invitation was a key factor in entering the seminary —being personally asked to consider a priestly vocation. When Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins addressed Serrans at their...

A Vision for the Year Ahead

A Vision for the Year Ahead

New Serra International President Kurt Metyko’s speech at the 2023 Convention... Your Eminences, your Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, fellow Serrans and guests: First, I would...

What is a Culture of Vocations?

What is a Culture of Vocations?

We use this term a lot in Serra. Creating a Culture of Vocations in parishes and dioceses is our primary strategy to achieve our Serra mission. But what does it mean? How do we know we have achieved...

Serrans Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Serrans Celebrate 75th Anniversary

By Fr. Ken Schuckman - Diocese of Wichita The Downtown Serra Club of Wichita will commemorate its 75th anniversary as a club of Serra International Thursday, March 9. In preparation for the event,...

Serra Meets: Meeting Recap

Serra Meets: Meeting Recap

At the most recent Serra Meets session, Mother Clare Matthiass, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (CFR), discussed her charming children’s book, The Unsolvable Problem, which introduces young...

Who is at the Center of Your Prayer?

Who is at the Center of Your Prayer?

Today's Readings The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector going to the temple to pray was a way for Jesus to show that merely following the rules and going through the motions of...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Today's readings While many difficult decisions as well as physically and emotionally challenging acts were achieved by St. Joseph, the earthly foster-father of Jesus, he has not one speaking line...

Are You a Comfortable Catholic?

Are You a Comfortable Catholic?

Today's readings In today’s Gospel, the mother of two of Jesus’ disciples recognizes His greatness and authority. She asks Him to command her sons to sit at His right and left hand – presumably, in...

To Know Mercy

To Know Mercy

Today's Readings Throughout his ministry, Jesus urges us to strive for perfection, especially in our capacity to love and to forgive. The reason for this is simple: we fail. A lot. We make mistakes,...

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

Today's Readings In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches how to pray. We call it the “Lord’s Prayer” and it covers just about everything one needs – for oneself. Still, there is prayer for others – for...

How the Miami Serra Club Grew Exponentially

How the Miami Serra Club Grew Exponentially

They’re calling it the Miami Miracle. The Serra Club of Miami recently experienced a record-setting surge in membership thanks to concerted and very intentional efforts with their membership drive. The Club went from 9 members to 130 in a matter of months and Serrans...

Come and See: We are All Called to Vocation

Come and See: We are All Called to Vocation

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila at the 80th Serra International Convention, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 23, 2023 Our convention is a good time to reflect on the reality of vocation in the life...

The Communion of Vocations

The Communion of Vocations

Cardinal Marc Armand Ouellet at the 80th Serra International Convention, Chiang Mai, Thailand, June 23, 2023 My heartfelt thanks to Serra International for inviting me to celebrate its 70th founding...

Basilian Seminarians in Mexico

Basilian Seminarians in Mexico

An Unforgettable Trip Made Possible by International Cooperation among Serrans When a group of Basilian seminarians recently went on retreat in Mexico, several Serra Clubs came together and offered...

A Year of New Growth in 2023

A Year of New Growth in 2023

Given by Greg Schwietz at the Chiang Mai, Thailand, Serra Convention, June 22, 2023   Your Eminences, your Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Serrans and guests; Thank you for the...

An inviting Gift: Serra Invitation Coin

An inviting Gift: Serra Invitation Coin

For many priests, invitation was a key factor in entering the seminary —being personally asked to consider a priestly vocation. When Cardinal Thomas Christopher Collins addressed Serrans at their...

A Vision for the Year Ahead

A Vision for the Year Ahead

New Serra International President Kurt Metyko’s speech at the 2023 Convention... Your Eminences, your Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, fellow Serrans and guests: First, I would...

What is a Culture of Vocations?

What is a Culture of Vocations?

We use this term a lot in Serra. Creating a Culture of Vocations in parishes and dioceses is our primary strategy to achieve our Serra mission. But what does it mean? How do we know we have achieved...

Serrans Celebrate 75th Anniversary

Serrans Celebrate 75th Anniversary

By Fr. Ken Schuckman - Diocese of Wichita The Downtown Serra Club of Wichita will commemorate its 75th anniversary as a club of Serra International Thursday, March 9. In preparation for the event,...

Serra Meets: Meeting Recap

Serra Meets: Meeting Recap

At the most recent Serra Meets session, Mother Clare Matthiass, Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal (CFR), discussed her charming children’s book, The Unsolvable Problem, which introduces young...

Who is at the Center of Your Prayer?

Who is at the Center of Your Prayer?

Today's Readings The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector going to the temple to pray was a way for Jesus to show that merely following the rules and going through the motions of...

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Today's readings While many difficult decisions as well as physically and emotionally challenging acts were achieved by St. Joseph, the earthly foster-father of Jesus, he has not one speaking line...

Are You a Comfortable Catholic?

Are You a Comfortable Catholic?

Today's readings In today’s Gospel, the mother of two of Jesus’ disciples recognizes His greatness and authority. She asks Him to command her sons to sit at His right and left hand – presumably, in...

To Know Mercy

To Know Mercy

Today's Readings Throughout his ministry, Jesus urges us to strive for perfection, especially in our capacity to love and to forgive. The reason for this is simple: we fail. A lot. We make mistakes,...

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy

Today's Readings In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches how to pray. We call it the “Lord’s Prayer” and it covers just about everything one needs – for oneself. Still, there is prayer for others – for...