Servant of God Emil J. Kapaun
A Legacy of Faith and Service
In a prisoner of war camp filled with the desperate and dying, where hope fades with the light of each day, the light of Christ shines through the actions of a simple yet heroic Catholic Priest from Kansas.
Cause for Sainthood & Prayers
All Man. All Priest.
No one has greater love than this…
When the story of human history comes to a close, death and violence don’t get the final word. The love of God does. That love, burning bright in the heart of Fr. Emil Kapaun in the darkness of a POW camp in the Korean war, made him a hero.
Father Kapaun’s Story
A Life of Hope and Mercy
From the plains of Kansas to the battlefields of Korea, Father Emil J. Kapaun embodied what it means to live in service to others. Follow his story of selfless sacrifice and strength, and learn why today Father Kapaun is a candidate for Sainthood.
The Medal of Honor
Celebrating 10 Years
On April 11, 2013, after 60 years of ceaseless advocating by his fellow soldiers and prisoners of war, Chaplain Emil Kapaun was awarded our nation’s highest award for valor for his actions at the Battle of Unsan, North Korea.
Learn more about the extraordinary nature of the award and the mission of mercy which led Chaplain Kapaun to be recognized with it.
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Browse through our store for books, devotional items and other great products. All merchandise sales support the effort of the Father Kapaun Guild to share his story with the world and work towards his canonization.
Father Kapaun Symposium
September 24, 2022
Marking the First Anniversary of Father Kapaun’s return home, the Father Kapaun Guild, Gerber Institute for Catholic Studies, and Newman University will host a symposium for you to learn more about the life of Father Kapaun and enter more deeply into his heroic story.
Father Kapaun Comes Home
In 1951, Father Kapaun died in the Pyoktong POW camp in North Korea. His remains were unaccounted for nearly 70 years, but thanks to the dedication of a nation, he has finally come home.
Kapaun’s Men are men who are committed to fighting the great spiritual battle that rages around us. We are a band of brothers who do not fight alone. Jesus Christ is our strength and our leader. Father Kapaun is our friend and guide. A true Servant Leader, Father Kapaun epitomized Christian manhood and challenged his men to do the same. We desire to emulate his virtues and so become better husbands, fathers, leaders, and friends.