Quo Vadis Columbus 2020
“Quo vadis?” Saint Peter asked the risen Jesus, as he encountered Him along the road outside of Rome. Jesus replied, “I am going to Rome to be crucified again.” And so this phrase also has become part of the Catholic tradition of discernment to ask, “quo vadis?” or “where are you going?”
This summer, the seminarians from the Pontifical College Josephinum will host a Quo Vadis vocations retreat for young men entering grades 9th – 12th, to provide them an opportunity to reflect on their universal call to holiness and on the possibility of discerning a specific call to the diocesan priesthood.
The ability to spend time with seminarians who have gone through the discernment process is beneficial to these young men, as they seek to answer the question “What is God’s plan for my life?” Among the many questions that seminarians can help to address are: What was your discernment process like? What is the seminary like? Do you like it? What are the challenges of seminary life?
The Quo Vadis retreat will be held July 26 – July 29, 2020, at the Pontifical College Josephinum. The retreat will include talks by local priests and seminarians on the priesthood, virtue, and fatherhood. In addition, Quo Vadis offers the structure of Holy Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, and time for personal reflection.
With plenty of time for fun activities, sports and fellowship, the event strikes an effective balance between the activity of a summer camp and the quiet of a retreat. This year, Bishop Brennan will provide a closing Mass with the attendees and their families.