Save the Date!
The Diocese of Charlotte’s next Quo Vadis Days discernment camp and retreat for young men aged 15-19 will be held June 12-16, 2023. Registration will open the week of April 10, 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.
If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Lainie Lord at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-370-3401.
If you have any questions about the camp itself, contact Fr. Brian Becker at BJBecker@CharlotteDiocese.org or 704-370-3351.
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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.
What do we do?
The event attempts to strike an effective balance between the activity of a summer camp and the quiet of a retreat.
The day 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.
Priests and Seminarians from the Diocese of Charlotte will be participating in the camp.
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.