“Now more than ever, we need the Lord to raise up an army to strengthen His Church and spread the Gospel. The prayer, fasting, and service you do as Serrans,
for the sake of vocations is essential to this work.”
— Most Rev. Andrew H. Cozzens, STD, DD, outgoing Episcopal Adviser for Serra’s USA Council, Jan. 30, 2019
Jesus’ commission to the twelve,
is a directive to us all…
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit…
In 1941, Pope Pius XII created the
Pontificium Opus Vocationum Sacerdotalium…
…to encourage and coordinate efforts to promote vocations to the sacred priesthood of the Catholic Church. Serra International was aggregated to this work in 1951. Aggregation reflects not only specific support from the Vatican for our mission, but also confers special spiritual benefits on all Serrans.