Research has shown that priestly vocations begin with invitation. Simply inviting a young man to consider the priesthood is often the spark he needs to think more seriously about his vocation.
Serra International, the global lay apostolate for promoting vocations, has been inviting men to consider the priesthood for decades. This is the Spanish version of the new Serra Invitation Coin, which is an aide for discernment, acting as a “sacramental,” a physical reminder of the grace of God’s call. While the coins can be given out by anyone, ideally they would be presented by the man’s parish priest, leading to deeper conversation.
The handsome, oversized coins have substantial heft in the hand, and act as an enduring token of the invitation to consider the priesthood. The face is engraved with a nicely-designed cross, while the back has an intricate crown of thorns and the words: “Have you considered becoming a priest?”
Five coins come packaged in a handsome glossy black box, with a card inside encouraging invitation.