July 21, 6:30 p.m. to July 23, 12:00 p.m. (2019)

The Legend
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.

“Where are you going?” is a question that we invite the high school guys to consider as a question from the Lord throughout this retreat. The weekend is an opportunity to pursue what it means to be an authentic man and to explore the direction God would like us to pursue in our lives. Last year’s session themes were:

  • Session 1: Who are you? What does it mean to be a man?
  • Session 2: Whose are you? What does it mean to be a man of God?
  • Session 3: Why are you here? Life purpose and Idea of a Vocation
  • Session 4: Where are you going? Plan of Life
  • Session 5: How will you get there? Discernment, Decision making, equipping them with tools

Camp Gideon

3545 Walden Ln
Acworth, GA 30102




Two Things Needed After Registration:

1. A check for $30 made payable to the Archdiocese of Atlanta. (Scholarships available if needed.)
2. Print and have your parents fill out and sign the consent form.

Required Parental Consent and Medical Release Forms:

[ English Form ][ Spanish Form ]

Once the forms are complete, mail the forms and check to:

Archdiocese of Atlanta
Office of Vocations
2401 Lake Park Drive, SE
Smyrna, Georgia 30080

Also, please reference the Retreat Packing List for information on what to bring.

Questions? Email vocationsatl@archatl.com or call the Office of Vocations at 404-920-7460.