We are Father Serra's spiritual children. How can we repay him?
We can defend him from the enemies of the Church who attack him and the missions; we can tell them how much he loved his flock and protected them and sacrificed so much for them.
We can thank him in prayer every day, too. We can also invoke his intercession for the reform and strengthening of the Church in our Archdiocese and throughout California, and ask him to help protect his Catholic flock of today against all enemies, external and internal.
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As you might know already, Padre Serra's motto, and did he ever live up to it, was, "Siempre adelante y nunca atras" -- "Always go forward and never turn back."
Click on this post's title to visit a Serra (vocations) Club website about Padre Serra. Among other features, it lists the missions he founded in both Californias and those that his fellow missionary, Padre Fermin Lasuen, O.F.M., founded.
The photo above is of the famous statue of Padre Serra by Ettore Cadorin. The statue was given in 1931 to the National Statuary Hall.
Have you ever received any favors from praying to Padre Serra? It would be wonderful to hear about it!