The Latin phrase, "Quo Vadis?" means "Whither goest thou?" It is a phrase of great meaning to Christians. The author of "Quo Vadis, " Henryk Sienkiewicz, was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1905, and the enduring popularity of "Quo Vadis" contributed greatly to the award. Set in Rome in the time of Nero, "Quo Vadis" tells the story of Roman tribune Marcus, who falls in love with a beautiful Christian girl, Ligia. Sienkiewicz studied Roman history extensively before writing the book, and it features real historical figures, including St. Peter, Petronius, and the Emperor Nero. "Quo Vadis" tells a powerful tale of love and redemption in a time of ultimate danger -- for Christians and Romans alike.