This year’s national conference will be in Wigan from 4th to 6th October, 2019.
As our programme develops we are pleased to announce that Fr Eamonn Mulcahy C.S.Sp. will be our keynote speaker and lead presenter guiding us through the apostolic exhortation “Christus Vivit” written in response to the Fifteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, on young people, faith and vocational discernment.
This year’s national conference will be in Liverpool, from 31st August to 2nd September 2018.
Our keynote speaker, Sr Moira Meeghan, will be speaking on “The call of the Gospel, standing on the shoulders of those who have gone before us”, “The awareness of vocations” and “The journey of prayer into the future”. Sister Moira is a sister of St Mary of Namur, Head teacher of Faith Primary school and outreach worker of the Irenaeus Project, Liverpool.
This year’s International Convention is to be held in Nashville from 27th June – 1st July.
Further information can be found on the Serra International website here.
Our National Conference this year will be held in Wigan from 13th – 15th October 2017.
For details of speakers and how to book, please contact us.
Another update on the progress with next year’s convention has been posted to the Serra Italy website – in Italian, of course! Here are a few points from what Google translate gives for the summary of the 9th November meeting.
- There will be a private audience with Pope Francis in the morning on 23rd June 2017.
- The convention will be based at Ergife Palace Hotel, where a chapel will be made available for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
- The theme is “Siempre adelante: The Courage of Vocation”.
- Currently being worked on are: the speakers, liturgical celebrations, organisation of the Assembly of delegates, time for cultural visits.
The next meeting is scheduled for after end of the liturgical year.
The first working meeting to organise next year’s convention has been held in Rome last week. As announced at the last international convention in St Louis, Missouri, the next convention will be held between 22nd- 25th June 2017 in Rome, Italy.
The theme of the convention is “risveglio della coscienza serrana” – which an internet translation tells me is “Awakening Serran Conciousness” or “Awakening Serran Awareness.” If anyone does understand Italian, please let me know what the theme really is!
More information can be found (in Italian) on the Serra International Italy website.