Meetings in Rome & Novena Invitation

This time of year we celebrate both the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost as well as the anniversary of Father Kapaun’s death on May 23rd. In a special way we ask for the Spirit’s outpouring upon Father Kapaun’s cause.

This summer, the Theological Committee for the Dicastery for Saints in Rome will review the Positio for Father Kapaun’s Cause. This is a step towards Father Kapaun potentially being named Venerable.

The theologians at this meeting will discuss Father Kapaun’s Offer of Life, and whether from an earthly perspective we might continue his cause for sainthood. After this meeting there are a couple more hoops to jump through, as a committee of Bishops at the Dicastery will vote on the theologian’s recommendation. Then, the Holy Father has the final say on whether Father Kapaun be named Venerable. Whew!

Unfortunately we don’t know how long it will take for these steps, so we will likely be waiting until later this summer or even the fall for answers, but we pray both for a favorable outcome and a relatively short process.

In order to offer all of our prayer support, we invite you to pray the a Novena for the success of this and subsequent meetings. We will be praying June 1-9, but prayers offered at any time are heard and welcome!