Of Catholic Priest and Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Fr. Vincent Capodanno
September 4, 1967
The Que Son Valley
Thang Binh District, Vietnam.
1st Battalion, 5th Marines encounter a massive Viet Cong ambush.
Totally surrounded and outnumbered 5 to 1, the marines begin taking heavy casualties.
It was here that Fr. Capodanno fully embraced the calling that God had put on his life. Watch the video to find out how...
"It is not the duty of the intermediary to seek his own advantage and glory. It is his duty to show the way to the Master, and then to disappear."
- Raul Plus, S.J.
That is a quote from the book, Radiating Christ, by French Jesuit, Raul Plus, a book Fr. Capodanno was said to carry wherever he went.
Fr. Capodanno's life was always oriented toward leading people to his Master, Jesus Christ.
Check out these great resources on the life of Fr. Capodanno!
Fr. Capodanno's cause for canonization in the Catholic Church is well on its way!
Member of the Capodanno Guild have been working on Fr. Capodanno's cause and Archbishop Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services has declared Fr. Capodanno to be a Servant of God and submitted the cause to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
A miracle has also been verified and attributed to Fr. Capodanno! Read about it here.
"The Field Afar" details the life and heroism of Fr. Capodanno.