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.

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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.

See the Path to Sainthood    Pray With Us

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

September 2021

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

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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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And support our mission

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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Make a Pilgrimage

Visit the Museum or Cathedral

Come to Pilsen and take a tour through the Chaplain Kapaun Museum, pray in Father Kapaun’s home church, and immerse yourself in his incredible story of selfless hope and love. It’s just a little over an hour drive from Wichita.

In Wichita, you will be able to visit the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception to pay respects to Father Kapaun in the crypt that will house his mortal remains after his funeral on September 29.

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