There was a great exodus from congregations of religious women in the 1960's. Pictured above are some of those who stayed, still committed, still rooted in the joy of their devotion to their Spouse and His Church. Today they were joined with a good number of younger women with firm commitments to consecrated religious life.
Every year it is touching to see other women, who left consecrated life for marriage, come to join with Serrans and guests to joyfully celebrate the contributions consecrated religious Sisters make to the Church.
How many Sisters came to RSAD 2018? How many congregations were represented? How many Serrans and guests? How much money was raised to support Sisters' vocation activities? For answers and to see photos of the event that tell the unique story of this RSAD click here for Gary De Haemer's slideshow's and here for Jim Wendling's.
Yes, the Sisters enjoyed bingo, the gifts, the attention given them by Serrans and the delicious Jack Stack BBQ meal. But the larger message of RSAD, that many of us felt, was put into words beautifully by Sr. Loredana, AVI. Hear what she and other Sisters said about RSAD 2018 in this month's featured video. You will be impressed with what these Sisters thought of Serrans and RSAD.
Prayer! Just as prayer is the essential force behind everything we do in life so it is in our Serra mission. Our candle and traveling crucifix are only two elements in our Serran prayer life but they are indicative of our commitment to prayer as we strive to live out our Serra mission.
Click here to read a short history of the Serra KCK candle and traveling crucifix.
The Serra club of Morogoro sent us an update of their activities and a greatful thanks for our support of their activities.
Read the update here.
President's letter for September 2018
This is a challenging time for the Catholic Church, and our prayers for our seminarian’s, sisters, priests, and all those in religious life worldwide are needed now more than ever. We pray for solutions, healing, leadership and God’s grace for all Catholics and our faith.
We evangelize each other by sharing personal stories of faith. That is the purpose of God Moment. Read a compelling story of faith experienced by all Serrans on August 12, 2018.
All those there felt it: the joy in living out our faith, the grace-filled diversity of, and the delight in serving, our Church, the sense of experiencing, even for a brief moment, the true meaning of the "Communion of Saints".
Truly a God Moment.
New members of Serra KCK!
Gary Ortiz and his wife Mary are members of St. Patrick's Parish in Kansas City, KS. Gary is employed by Catholic Cemeteries as Counselor.
Patrick McAnany and his wife Melodi are members of St. Joseph Parish in Shawnee. Pat is retired from the Asphalt Contracting business.
Mel Carney and his wife Barbara are also members of St. Joseph Parish. Mel joined our Serra club a few months ago.
US Council of Catholic Bishops
Archbishop Daniel N DiNardo, President of the USCCB, issued the following statment on August 27, 2018 with respect to sexual abuse issues facing the Catholic Church. Read the statement here.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann released a Statement on August 16 regarding the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and the response of the USCCB. Read his statement here. And read his more complete statement on the Church's sexual abuse crises in The Leaven here.
For a view of the current scandal facing the Church by Bishop Barron click here.
Pope Francis' intentions for September
Universal – Young People in Africa That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.
Send a birthday greeting to your favorite priest or seminarian
To search birthdays in 2018 by last name click HERE.
To see seminarians adopted by KCK Serrans click HERE.
For historians and others who may be interested
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