A recent article from CatholicPhilly.com about the Serra Club of the Philadelphia Archdiocese discusses the success of their annual Quo Vadis Days camp.
One of the most tangible ways the Serrans do this is by helping to fund the very successful Quo Vadis summer camp program conducted by the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, which as Royal Brown, the president of the Serra Club of Philadelphia observed, has had over 100 participants for each of the past two years.
Since the Quo Vadis program will be the beneficiary it was appropriate that past attendees were present. One was Alexander Pancoast, who is in his sixth year and the first theology class at St. Charles.
He not only attended Quo Vadis before entrance, he has continued to do so every year since for a total of seven years, encouraging other young men to choose the priesthood.
Gabe Fairworth is not yet a seminarian but has been accepted for the next entrance class. He attended Quo Vadis twice and found it a chance to go deeper into his faith. “It was there I discerned and decided this is what I want to do,” he said.
Most of the increase is really the result of years of Quo Vadis Days and other programs, and continued follow-up that is being done by Vocations Director Father Stephen DeLacy, according to Bishop Senior.