Sunday, September 4, 2011

From Farm Boy to Sainthood

He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. Luke 1:52

If Kapaun is beatified, it will take one more recorded “alleged miracle” — other than the four the diocese has already reported — to elevate the former Pilsen, Kan., farm boy to sainthood, Ambrosi said. He would become the third American-born saint.
Like many of the Saints that have been canonized a very loyal following has developed for him as being a powerful intercessor.

He also thought it “incredible” that Kapaun has such a vocal and devout following in Wichita. Several Catholic parishes and many parishioners pray for Kapaun’s intercession with God every week at Masses, and many people call upon his intercession in prayers when loved ones become ill.
Reading some of the comments below the article prove why God does not use miracles endlessly. Even when presented with phenomena beyond explanation at the invocation of a simple persons name they still do not believe and wind up despising the Church and its children.

To read more about Emil Kaupan and his miracles click here (wikipedia)

Sources
[1] Wenzl, Roy. "Diocese passes Kaupan case for sainthood to Vatican Investigator" The Witchita Eagle 2 July. 2011
http://www.kansas.com/2011/07/02/1918111/diocese-passes-kapaun-case-for.html

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