Who Are Catholic Serrans

by Sister Julie Ann on October 13, 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are blessed not only to know the answer to this question, but to actually  host the Manitowoc Area Catholic Serra Club once a year at our Motherhouse.  These men and women whose mission  and ministry is to foster and promote vocations through prayer, awareness,  affirmation and support are also truly our friends.

Here’s a bit more about this organization:

  •  Serra has been working for vocations since its founding in 1935.
  • With over 65 years of experience, the organization  has become a vocation resource, not only to its members, but also to parishes and vocations directors  everywhere.
  • Members meet twice a month. In addition, each club schedules vocation awareness and  affirmation activities throughout the year.
  •  It is the only lay organization to be recognized by the Pope.
  • The word Serra comes from the patron of the organization, Blessed Junipero Serra,  whose steadfast efforts in founding nine missions in California and the conversion of thousands of Native Americans are an inspiration.

On Saturday, Manitowoc Serrans prayed Morning Prayer and celebrated Eucharist with us and heard some of our newest members share some personal information  about themselves and how they got to know our Franciscan Community of Sisters. After joining us for dinner in our convent cafeteria, we gifted them with some of our own bakery.

Serran Prayer

O God, Who wills not the death of a sinner, but rather that he be converted and live, grant we beseech You through the intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra, and all the saints, an increase of laborers for your Church, fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls, through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen.




One thought on “Who Are Catholic Serrans”

  1. The Serrans were very helpful to me before I entered. I won an essay contest on vocations and I was invited to lunch and to read it aloud at their meeting. I am grateful for all of their support.

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