Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Quo Vadis '10

Many thanks to Father Qui Thac for these photos from the 2010 Quo Vadis retreat.
“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going?” 
Quo Vadis Days is a 3-day camp for young Catholic men to learn more about the priesthood, to deepen their faith, and to better discern God’s call in their lives.
What a blessing to be able to see Zachary (in cassock and surplice), 
as a candle bearer in the solemn Eucharistic procession.
This is Zachary's 3rd year attending this discernment retreat, which is always a highlight of his entire year.
What could be more fun than spending 4 days with over 200 young men 
who are open to and discerning a vocation to the priesthood, and who are seeking to 
deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ?
The retreat is generously sponsored (and the participants are fed) by the Serra Clubs the Knights of Columbus, and private donors, so anyone can go, regardless of financial situations.  
This year's theme: Zeal for God and Zeal for Souls certainly shined through 
in the many photos and stories from the retreat.  

I will never forget Zac's answer when I asked him what his favorite part of the Quo Vadis experience was after his first year attending (at age 13):
"The silent time for reflection."
How long was it?
"About 2 hours one day, and about an hour and a half the next."

Our heartfelt gratitude to the many priests, our bishops, and our seminarians who led and participated in the retreat; celebrated the Masses and heard confessions.  
Thank you for your leadership, your devotion, and your example of holiness.

"There are not one hundred people in this world who dislike Catholicism, but there are millions who dislike what they mistakenly believe Catholicism to be." - Archbishop Fulton Sheen+

"If we really understood the Mass, we would die of joy." -St. John Vianney+

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