Our Convention of 2020 will take place in New Orleans, June 25th -27th. Planning is well underway by the New Orleans Serrans in a city famous for its jazz festivals, noted French Quarter and Bourbon Street. You can sit in Jackson Square in the shadow of the 18th century St Louis Cathedral where artists paint portraits or simply absorb the serenity of this Majestic Cathedral. Again a programme of renowned speakers promises another great convention.
More details will follow as the programme develops.
Serra’s 77th International Convention will be held from June 19-23, 2019 in Mexico City!
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.
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.