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Quo Vadis is the story of Peter the Apostle in prison in Rome; released he meets Jesus and returns to be crucified by the Emperor Nero at the Vatican. (2:20)
Peter meets Christ as he flees Nero
There is an ancient legend about Peter, which became the basis for a famous novel and motion picture. At the time of the great persecution under Nero, the Christians of Rome told Peter to leave. “You’re too valuable,” they said. “Get out of town! Find your safety! Go to another place and preach the Gospel.”
Peter hastily hurried out of town as fast as he could. But as he hurried along the Appian Way, away from the Eternal City, he was met by Christ, going toward the city. Peter said to him in Latin, “Quo vadis, Domine?” “Where are you going, Lord?” To which Jesus replied, “Back to Rome, to be crucified with my people. Where are you going, Peter?”
Peter’s eyes filled with tears of remorse, as he turned and walked back to Rome, where, according to tradition, he was crucified head downward, feeling that he was not worthy to die in the same manner as had his Lord.
Jesus’ question to Peter comes to us also. “Where are you going?” Are we going with Christ, or away from him and from his cross? That’s the really important question. It doesn’t matter how far we have traveled. What does matter is the direction in which we are going.
SOURCE: Fr. Tony's Homilies
The Vault - 24:00
Bishop Robert Barron - 6:19
Saints Unscripted - 6:07
Marcus Meets Lygia - "Quo Vadis" - Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor
Quo Vadis (movie 1951) - About the way to conquer the world
Quo Vadis (movie 1951) - Marcus, Petronias and Eunice
Quo Vadis (movie 1951) - Petronias and Eunice
Quo Vadis (movie 1951) - Petronias and Eunice kissing
Quo Vadis (1951) [Chariot scene]
Nero burns Rome - "Quo Vadis" - Deborah Kerr, Robert Taylor
Quo Vadis (movie 1951) - Marcus looking for Lygia in Rome on fire
Nero kills Christians - "Quo Vadis" - Deborah Kerr
Quo Vadis 1951
Quo Vadis, Domine?
Crucifixion of St. Peter, QUO VADIS 1951
Quo Vadis (1951)