BRISBANE Vocations Centre field officer Adam Burns has invited young people to “swamp Facebook and Instagram with pictures of Quo Vadis bands” to increase vocations awareness among high school students.
Mr Burns began posting pictures of the red Quo Vadis wristbands on his Facebook page and challenged young people to ask the question, “Quo Vadis,” in English, “Where are you going?”
He seeks to encourage high school aged students from the Brisbane archdiocese to ask the question “Where am I going?” through school visits and the VOCadventure program.
Mr Burns started the online movement as a way of making the question Quo Vadis more accessible to high school students.
“My job is to engage young people in the conversation about vocations, so it made sense to engage them by putting pictures of the Quo Vadis bands on Facebook,” he said.
Many of the young students that Mr Burns works with have responded with their own photographs of the bands, accompanied by inspiring captions about discernment.
“I get tagged in their pictures, so now, my Facebook friends are asking me what Quo Vadis is all about,” he said.
While the Facebook and Instagram pictures feature the Quo Vadis bands, Mr Burns said the heart of the movement “was not to be trendy, but rather to put the question out there”.
“Something like ninety per cent of priests are there because someone asked them if they felt called to the priesthood,” he said.
“Whether you’re called to marriage, single life, priesthood, or religious life, you need to learn to live your life and love your life.
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