What is the Quo Vadis Retreat? The Quo Vadis Retreat is an opportunity to examine where your life is going and ask the Lord if you are going in the right direction. This retreat is designed for young men to discern a vocation to the priesthood, to religious life, or to marraige. On this retreat, you will take time to ask the Lord where He desires to lead you. This retreat is open to men who are High School Juniors through 30 years of age.
Quo Vadis Retreat
The next Quo Vadis Retreat will be held Jan. 3, 4 & 5, 2014 at the St. Benedict Retreat Center in Schuyler. Please contact the Vocations Office if you are interested in attending.
The Retreat Master for the 2014 Quo Vadis Retreat will be Fr. Paul C. Hoesing.
The Name Quo Vadis refers to a story about St. Peter that occurred a few days before his crucifixion. Legend tells us that as Peter was walking away from Rome, he encountered Jesus carrying His cross on the Appian Way. Peter was leaving Rome in discouragement due to the persecutions, thinking that Christ's Church would never be founded. When he encountered Jesus, Peter asked Him, "Quo Vadis Domine?" or "Where are you going Lord?" Jesus replied, "I am going to Rome to be crucified once again." At the moment, St. Peter's discouragement turned to courage. He turned around and walked back to Rome, knowing
what he had to do. A few days later, he bore witness to Christ and was crucified upside down in the area of the Vatican Hill, planting a seed where the Church would grow.