Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Serra Clubs - Promoting Vocations to the Religious Life and Priesthood!

One organization in the Church that is doing much to promote vocations to the priesthood and the religious life for the glory of God and the salvation of souls is Serra. They describe themselves as "a Catholic lay organization for the promotion of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life, and the affirmation of vocations, and the spiritual development of its members.

For many years now, the Kitchener-Waterloo Serra Club has been praying for our Sisters in Formation by name and has annually invited our community to a special Christmas dinner for the religious in our area, where we sense the great support and appreciation of the People of God for the consecrated life and for us in particular. The Hamilton Serra Club has also been such a great support to us in this Diocese of Hamilton. We have been welcomed to speak at their meetings and they have supported our Sisters as they reach their Perpetual Vows at the Hamilton Diocese Ordinandi Dinner.

Recently, we have been invited by the Toronto Downtown Serra Club to help them encourage and foster vocations to the religious life by participation in their vocation fairs held at the Youth Conference in Midland in August, and also their annual vocation fair held this year at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Scarborough Sept 24-25. It was such a wonderful time to share our faith and vocation with so many people and receive such a warm welcome at the Parish! A special thanks to Zinna Milburn, VP Vocations, and the President of the Toronto Downtown Serra Club, Anne MacCarthy for their invitation to participate. You can see pictures from the recent Vocation Fair below!

We would like to thank all the Serrans who have supported us in our religious life. May God abundantly bless and reward all of you as you labour for an increase in the labourers in the vineyard of the Lord for a rich harvest!


  1. This is very inspiring to see young sisters in habits out there as a visual witness.

    Who are the sisters in the picture in white with blue sashes. I don't recognize them.

  2. The Sisters in the white habits with the blue sashes are the Duaughters of St. Mary of Leuca. They have a convent and daycare in Markham and are wonderful Sisters. They also have other locations in Canada with their motherhouse in Italy.