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Priestly Hands
by Fr. Cihak




“Quo Vadis” is the Latin phrase for “Where are you going?” Legend tells us that St. Peter asked Jesus this question on the outskirts of Rome. And we know where Jesus went in response to His Father’s will.

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. It was started in the Jubilee Year 2000 by Father John Cihak in the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon as a response to the Holy Father’s request that the Church begin “The New Evangelization."

“We can’t have a New Evangelization without a new generation of priests who will be heralds of the Gospel, heralds of the message of Truth and Love to the world.”

—Father John Cihak

In 2003, Quo Vadis Days spread to the Archdiocese of Seattle when Fathers Derek Lappe and Hans Olson of the Southern Deanery and the Columbia River Serra Club sponsored their first camp. In the summer of 2005, Father Raymond LaVoie of the Diocese of Harrisburg (PA) hosted their first Quo Vadis Days.

This Quo Vadis Days Web site is to serve three purposes—to seek more shepherds, to support the young men after camp, and to invite other dioceses throughout the country to respond to the New Evangelization and begin their own Quo Vadis Days.

"The priest continues the work of redemption on earth.... If we really understood the priest on earth, we would die not of fright but of love.... The Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus." —St. John Vianney, our patron


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March 7, 2014


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