77° Convention internazionale del Serra
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One of the world’s largest cities, and the most populous one in North America, Mexico City offers a wide variety of attractions, activities and experiences for all visitors to its vast expanse, with great ethnic, architectural, topographical and ecological diversity. It also presents a glimpse of the long and rich history of the Mexican capital, from pre-Hispanic times and the colonial era to contemporary life in a city that never ceases to surprise.
We invite you to visit Our Lady at her shrine at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, just over 5 miles away from the hotel. As a special highlight of our convention program, buses will take all convention attendees to Mass at the basilica on Friday, June 21.
Additionally, Mexico City is home to over 100 art galleries, dozens of theatres and concert halls, and more than 150 museums — the largest metropolitan concentration of museums in the world! These feature important works and exhibits representing Mexican history and culture; major artists from all over the world take their place alongside these as well.
And if art and history are not really your thing, enjoy shopping or dining in exclusive areas. The opportunities for safe and exciting adventure are endless in Mexico City.
The Serrans of Mexico welcome you most warmly to this enchanting part of the world!
WHERE YOU’LL STAY
Enjoy the heart of Mexico City’s Downtown with a comfortable stay at one of the best hotels in the area: the Hilton Mexico City Reforma, our convention venue. Hilton Mexico City Reforma is located at the entrance of the financial, cultural and entertainment heart of Mexico City, just 6.5 miles from the Benito Juarez International Airport. The hotel is steps from Paseo de la Reforma and is surrounded by important cultural centers such as Palacio de Bellas Artes – the Fine Arts Museum, Museo Nacional De Arte -The National Art Museum, Teatro Metropolitan – The Metropolitan Theatre, Torre Latinoamericana, Alameda Central, the Metropolitan Cathedral in Zocalo Square, and many fine dining restaurants. Top corporate and local government headquarters are also nearby. Truly, this location cannot be beat.
Aside from its superior convention meeting facilities, the Hilton Mexico City Reforma brings you all the modern luxury amenities you will need to make down time during the convention an extraordinary experience. Take advantage of the spa, gym, fine dining with panoramic views, and the rooftop pool. Or, relax in your finely appointed room. We’re sure you’ll be delighted with the Hilton’s world-class guest service.
We have secured a special convention hotel rate of USD$142.00 plus tax per night.
Make your reservation directly with the Hilton Mexico City Reforma online using this form. Please note, The special room rate will be available until May 20th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. After May 20th, additional reservations can be made directly to MEXRF_Reservaciones@hilton.com.
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REGISTER FOR THE CONVENTION
Registration for the convention is USD$490.00 and includes:
- A welcome reception on Thursday night.
- Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday
- Lunch Sponsored by The Serra International Foundation on Friday
- The Annual Banquet on Saturday
- Access to all speakers and workshops
Register by March 31 and pay only USD$415.00!
Click here to register securely online. Or, call the Serra International office at +1 (312) 419-7411 to register over the phone. Please have your credit card ready.
ONLY AT THE MEXICO CITY CONVENTION
Our convention organizers have planned a program balancing education, work, fellowship and fun. Our featured speakers include Monsignor Eduardo Chavez, founder and headmaster of the Superior Institute of Guadalupe Studies and Canon of the Shrine at Our Lady of Guadalupe; and Most Rev. Ricardo Valenzuela, Bishop of Caacupe, Paraguay.
You’ll have time to learn about worldwide Serra efforts in the areas of Membership, Vocations, Communications and Programs. A chapel for Eucharistic Adoration will be available for spiritual nourishment and refreshment throughout the convention. And of course, we will all enjoy Mass with Our Lady at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, where you will be able to see firsthand the image of the Virgin left on St. Juan Diego’s cloak nearly 500 years ago.
QUESTIONS ABOUT MEXICO CITY OR THE CONVENTION?
Our convention planning team has put together an FAQ document answering the most common questions potential convention attendees will have. Click here to download the document.
Here’s a document explaining how to get from the airport to the hotel via taxi and private transfer, including links to pages where you can reserve transport.
Please direct any other questions to Serra International Executive Director John Liston at this email.
COME EARLY AND SEE MORE OF THIS AMAZING CITY
Toronto Serrans Felisa and Fran Pulumbarit of Gideon Tours have put together a wonderful tour of Mexico City’s best sights and sounds. Click here to download details about this land-only tour taking place from June 11-19.