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Martin Doyle Cartoon: Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

By Martin Doyle
3 Sept 2012


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In the happy spirit of multilingualism, I have used these non-English words in the cartoon....

E haere ana tatou ki hea? = Where are we all going?

Quo vadis = "Where are you going?"

The modern usage of the phrase refers to a Christian tradition regarding Saint Peter. According to the apocryphal Acts of Peter (Vercelli Acts XXXV), Peter is fleeing from likely crucifixion in Rome at the hands of the government, and along the road outside the city he meets a risen Jesus. Peter asks Jesus "Quo vadis?", to which He replies, "Romam vado iterum crucifigi." ("I am going to Rome to be crucified again"). Peter thereby gains the courage to continue his ministry and returns to the city, to eventually be martyred by being crucified upside-down.

Ce panneau était dessiné par Martin Doyle = This sign was drawn by Martin Doyle

ENDS

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