Saint Junipero Serra
A Franciscan missionary Saint Junipero Serra is well known as the 18th century founder of a string of California missions. Like Father Serra, the Serrans of today put faith into action. Whether through meetings, vocational programs, or personal involvement in school, parish and diocesan activities, Serrans accept the challenge of fostering vocations and encouraging spiritual growth.
Father Serra's missions were established along El Camino Real, which linked his Church-centered communities up and down the California coast. By linking clubs throughout the world, Serra International strives to carry out its own mission: to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to further Catholicism by encouraging its members, in fellowship, through education, to fulfill their vocations to service.
Let Father Serra inspire us to nurture vocations and become missionaries ourselves as we work for vocations. The Serra Club of Des Moines invites you to carry out this program of renewal by which all Serrans recommit themselves to furthering Serra International's principles and objectives.