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

Kapaun Comes Home Video

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

Watch the "Fr. Kapaun Comes Home" Mini-Documentary

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.

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Father Kapaun Comes Home

Seventy years ago, Father Kapaun died in the Pyoktong POW camp in North Korea. His remains have been unaccounted for until now.

A Hero's Homecoming

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.

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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.

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Kapaun's Men

Stronger Together

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.

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The Father Kapaun Pilgrimage

Walking the Path to Heaven

Each year at the beginning of summer hundreds of pilgrims walk 60 miles in the plains of the heartland of Kansas to the hometown of Servant of God Emil Kapaun. They do it not only to remember the heroic Catholic priest and Army chaplain who is on the path to sainthood but to discover the true meaning of their own unique paths to sainthood.

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