Quo Vadis


The Retreat

What is the Quo Vadis Retreat? The Quo Vadis Retreat is an opportunity to examine where your life is going and ask the Lord if you are going in the right direction. This retreat is designed for young men to discern a vocation to the priesthood, to religious life, or to marriage. On this retreat, you will take time to ask the Lord where He desires to lead you.

Next Quo Vadis Retreat: December 28 - 30, 2018
Spiritual Life Center, Wichita, KS [Map]

Parental Permission Form
Medical Liability Release Form

(Open to men who are High School Juniors through 30 years of age.)


Important Information

A Parental Permission Form is required for all participants who are in High School. A Medical Release Form is required for all participants. Review each form for submission deadlines.


Our Retreat Master


This year's retreat master is Father Devin Burns

Fr. Devin was raised in Wichita at St. Francis of Assisi parish. He attended the University of Kansas for 2 years, before beginning seminary formation at Conception Seminary College. In 2011, he was sent to Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD to complete his theological studies. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 2015 and has served as the Parochial Vicar of St. Margaret Mary parish (Wichita) and Our Lady of Lourdes (Pittsburg). He recently became the Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe parish in Newton.

Fr. Devin is an engaging priest who spreads the Gospel with joy and conviction.


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.