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    For more information on Quo Vadis and Fiat Days, please visit:                                     Harrisburg Diocese website/Quo Vadis and Fiat Days

    For the Office of Vocations, please visit: Harrisburg Diocese/Clergy/Vocations



For more than a decade, the hazy days of summer have ushered in a climate of vocation discernment for young men and women in the Diocese of Harrisburg, through the innovative Quo Vadis Days and Fiat Day retreats hosted by the Office of Vocations.

As seminarians depart Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Md., for the summer, young people move in: young men for Quo Vadis Days,  and young women for Fiat Days.

What better place to discern a vocation – to religious life, married life, or single life – than at a seminary.

“In discernment, you consider where God is calling you. That’s certainly a huge part of what takes place at seminary,” said Father Ryan Fischer, parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Hanover. Ordained in June, he participated in Quo Vadis Days while he was a college student.

At Quo Vadis Days and Fiat Days, “you’re encountering things on a day-to-day basis and reflecting on them with God to see where he is calling you,” he said. “With more reflection and prayer after the retreat is over, you’re encouraged to see God in everything.”


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