The Miracle of Father Kapaun The Inspiring True Story of an American Spiritual and Military Hero
Servant of God Fr. Emil Kapaun may not be well-known. But he should be. The son of Czech immigrants, Fr. Kapaun grew up on a small Kansas farm. But this seemingly ordinary farm boy became one of the most inspiring heroes of the Korean War—and unlike many war heroes, this military chaplain is also on the road to sainthood. His cause for canonization has been opened by the Diocese of Wichita, and two medical miracles attributed to him are being investigated by the Vatican. He is also being awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award.
In this powerful documentary, learn his inspiring life story, his heroic work as a chaplain during battle, and his leadership and comfort of fellow American prisoners after capture and torture by the Communists. This imprisonment under incredibly harsh conditions ultimately led to his death at 35 years of age in 1951. The film features interviews with the soldiers who were imprisoned with Kapaun in Korea, as well as with church officials, military historians and the Kansas family who is convinced Kapaun’s miraculous intercession saved their son’s life. A man of incredible courage and faith, he is credited with saving the lives of hundreds of prisoners, instilling them with hope when all hope seemed lost.
His fellow soldiers already consider him a saint, and one memorial in his honor by the military says of Fr. Kapaun, “He was all man and all priest.” Includes prayer card. Movie is shown in color.
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PRAISE FOR THE MIRACLE OF FATHER KAPAUN
“Whether you know nothing about Father Emil Kapaun or have read other books or articles about him, you will be grateful that you took the time to read this one. I am glad that I did." Most Rev. Michael O. Jackels, Bishop of Wichita
"This is the story about a 'Man's Man!' He was a hero. He was holy. He was real. What a great book—I could not put it down and read it in one sitting! Fr. Kapaun's story will inspire you too to live your life for God and others and be the saint that God is calling you to be!" Fr. Larry Richards,
Author, Be A Man!
"We need heroes to teach us how to live and decide in the concrete situations of our daily lives. Father Emil Kapaun is a figure whose heroism during the Korean War still serves as a lamp to guide our feet on the path of life. The Miracle of Father Kapaun will introduce you to this inspiring figure of a man for others. His care of the soldiers imprisoned with him inspired hope in them. I invite you to discover a priest, Army Chaplain, and hero on the pages of this book." Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA
"The Father Kapuan story has long been in need of more widespread knowledge. It is a priestly life of service and dignity. The record of military chaplains is a special category in the service of God and the men who fight, even a service to their enemies, as is the witness of Father Kapaun's death in a prison camp reminds us." James V. Schall, S.J., Georgetown University
"Father Emil Kapaun was a modern American priest-hero whose unique and inspiring story should be known to every Catholic." James Hitchcock,
Author, History of the Catholic Church