There is a legend that Peter is fleeing Rome to avoid arrest and martyrdom. At the crossroads of the Appian Way and Via Ardeatina, he meets the risen Lord. A startled Peter asks, “Quo vadis?” Jesus replies, “Romam vado iterum crucifigi.” I am going to Rome to be crucified again.
There are so many questions Peter could have asked, but the only thing he wants to know is where Jesus is going. He allows himself to be redirected by Jesus and returns to Rome to be crucified.
It is so easy in life to get lost. Our goal is to provide the opportunity for Jesus to redirect through pilgrimages for those willing to ask “Quo vadis?” We do this by visiting sacred sites, such as the Santiago de Compostela where St James is buried, with priests and religious (brothers and sisters) as the spiritual leaders. Quo Vadis pilgrimages are not booked through tour groups and we have at least one religious for every ten pilgrims.
Holly is a nurse practitioner living in the Dallas suburbs. Her travels have taken her to every hemisphere, and she especially enjoys visiting the holy sites of Christendom. She also loves to backpack and explore the natural world. When she is not traveling or working, she enjoys spending time with her family (including the family dogs). Over the past 3 years she has led pilgrimages and outdoor Catholic excursions in both the United States and Europe.