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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
What is Quo Vadis?
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 that 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 the seed where the Church would grow.
As part of our discernment, it is important for us to contemplate this question: Where are you going?
Discerning a Vocation requires for us to grow in our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a relationship that requires for us to spending time in private prayer. In the same way that human relationships require time and energy to grow, so does our relationship with Jesus Christ.
St Peter's faith allowed him to trust in Jesus, and follow Him in love.
Quo Vadis groups take place number of times each year. They are held on Sunday evenings at St Mary's College, Oscott. During our meetings, we reflect on passages of scripture and discuss what it means to have a vocation.
For more information, or to attend the next Quo Vadis meeting, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.