Quo Vadis Days

Registration is now open!

The Diocese of Charlotte’s Quo Vadis Days discernment camp and retreat for young men aged 15-19 will be held June 12-16, 2023. Online registration is open until May 31, 2023.

The annual five-day Quo Vadis Days camp for young men includes talks by local priests, seminarians and others on the vocations to the priesthood, marriage and fatherhood. Its goal is to challenge young men to ask the fundamental question “Quo vadis?” (“Where are you going?”), while equipping them with the tools and opportunity to discern God’s will for their lives.


BEFORE REGISTERING, PLEASE NOTE: We have been informed by Belmont Abbey College that the dormitories normally used to house our Quo Vadis Days campers will be undergoing renovations this summer. This will result in a slight reduction in the number of spaces available for QVD campers this summer. Because of this, we will not be accepting registrations from prospective campers from parishes outside the Diocese of Charlotte.

Additionally, we will be giving priority to older campers, as they are closer to the age when they may be making decisions about their discernment, and we may need to make use of a temporary “wait list” for younger campers.

After you submit your registration, you will receive an email receipt. This email receipt does not mean that your camper’s attendance is confirmed. You will then receive a second email stating one of the following:

  • Your camper’s attendance is confirmed and he may plan on attending QVD 2023, or
  • Your camper has been placed on a temporary “wait-list,” and will need to await a third email stating whether he can attend; or
  • Space is not available this year.

If your camper is placed on the temporary “wait-list,” you will receive an email by May 31 to inform you if space becomes available for your camper.

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QUESTIONS?

  • Regarding registration: Contact Lainie Lord at ldlord@rcdoc.org or 704-370-3401
  • About the Quo Vadis Days camp experience: Contact Fr. Brian Becker at bjbecker@rcdoc.org or 704-370-3351

 

What is Quo Vadis Days?

Quo Vadis Days is a five-day vocations discernment camp for young men at Belmont Abbey College.  The camp includes talks by local priests, seminarians, and others on the vocations to the priesthood, marriage, and fatherhood.

Ultimately, the goal of our Quo Vadis Days is to challenge young men to ask the fundamental question “quo vadis” or “where are you going?”, while equipping them with the tools and opportunity to discern God’s will for their life.

 

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What do we do?

Quo Vadis Days attempts to strike an effective balance between the activity of a summer camp and the quiet of a retreat.

Each day of the week-long camp is structured to include Holy Mass, the Liturgy of the Hours, Eucharistic Adoration, time for personal reflection, and interaction with priests and seminarians. There is also time devoted to activities and fellowship – all designed to help young men as they consider life’s big questions and discern what God wills for them.

Quo Vadis is Latin for ‘Where are you going?’  According to Church tradition, the saying finds its origins in St. Peter.  Upon fleeing Rome for fear of crucifixion, St. Peter finds Christ along side the road.  Peter asks, “Quo vadis?”  Jesus responds, “”Romam eo iterum crucifigi” (“I am going to Rome to be crucified again”).  From this response, Peter gains the courage to return to Rome and to his martyrdom.

This camp will help you deepen your relationship with Christ while enjoying the fraternity of other young Catholic men.