What We Do

Serrans accept as their responsibility the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. They possess a deep appreciation of the ministerial priesthood as being essential to the Church. Serrans have been generous in offering their support to those who hear the call to serve Christ in the priesthood. — Saint John Paul II

  • Serra was honored to send Auditors to the Synod of Bishops that produced the seminal work on vocation to the ordained Priesthood: Pastores Dabo Vobis.
  • The Congregation for the Clergy arranged for Serra to have a special monstrance blessed by Pope Benedict XVI for use in adoration for vocations during Serra’s international convention each year.
  • Serrans made a pilgrimage to Rome to celebrate the Great Jubilee Year 2000 with St. John Paul II.
  • On 25 October 2004, Serra received the approval of the Holy See for use the invocation "Mary, mother of vocations, pray for us!" in promoting vocations.
  • Beginning in 2001, Serra strengthened its relationship with the Holy See by holding an annual meeting in October of each year by between the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Clergy and his staff and the leaders of Serra International.
  •  Serrans played an active role in the calling on of the Fourth Congress on Vocations to the Ordained Priesthood and Consecrated Life in Asia, which coincided with Serra’s 63rd international convention in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • The invitation arranged by the Congregation for Serrans from four continents to receive special monstrances blessed by Pope John Paul II on 24 November 2004 specifically for use in adoration for vocations during the Year of the Eucharist. 
  • Welcoming the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Catholic Education, His Eminence Zenon Cardinal Grocholewski, as the Keynote Speaker at Serra’s 63rd international convention in Bangkok on 24 June 2005.