An association of local Serra clubs to foster vocations to the priesthood and religious life. The Serra movement, named after the Spanish Franciscan Junípero serra, Apostle of California, began in Seattle, WA, in 1935 and soon gained episcopal approval. On July 2, 1938, five Serra clubs federated and the name Serra International became official. The Serra movement spread rapidly and remained dedicated to the achievement of a better understanding of the nature and the mission of the consecrated priesthood, and the promotion of religious vocations.
At the beginning of the 21st century, there were over 13,000 Serrans in 318 Serra Clubs in 13 regions within the United States. Worldwide, there were about 768 Serra Clubs in 35 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Individual clubs sponsor programs promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life, as well as assist local bishops in support of seminary programs. In the U.S., the association publishes a quarterly review, the Serran, and maintains its headquarters at Chicago, IL.
[j. j. kortendick/eds.]
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