Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Year of the Priest: Chaplain Emil Kapaun
As he prepared to become a priest, Father Emil Kapaun wrote these inspiring words to friends. This is only part of the letter
"Think what it means!! To offer up the Living Body and Blood of Our Savior every day in Holy Mass--to absolve souls in Holy Confession and to snatch them from the gates of hell in which they would suffer for all eternity.
These and a hundred or more duties and responsibilities make a person realize that the Vocation to the Priesthood is so sublime that the angels in heaven were not given a vocation to the Priesthood, no, not even the Blessed Mother who was never stained with sin--not even she was called to be a priest of God--and here I am called!!"
--A Shepherd in Combat Boots, Chaplain Emil Kapaun of the 1st Cavalry Division by William L. Maher.
A Shepherd in Combat Boots, Chaplain Emil Kapaun of the 1st Cavalry Division
For more photographs of this Servant of God.
Photographs of Emil Kapaun, The Witchita Eagle, Kansas.com