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Father Kapaun Men's Group

SCS welcomes the Father Kapaun’s Men’s Group and Discussion series! This group is inspired by the life of Servant of God Father Emil Kapaun, who was a Catholic Priest and U.S. Army Chaplain. “Kapaun’s Men” has been designed to unite men in prayer, formation, and discussion in order to foster a spirit of accompaniment among men. This Group helps us courageously respond to God’s universal call to holiness and become better husbands, fathers, leaders, and friends.

Who is Father Emil Kapaun? He was born in the small farming community of Pilsen, Kansas. In 1951, he was captured while giving aid to wounded soldiers during the Korean War, and he died in a Prisoner of War Camp. One of the POWs that served with him said this of him: “He was the greatest example of manhood that I’ve ever seen in my life.” In the dire conditions of the Communist prison camp, he inspired men to band together and keep fightin