Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2021 / 11:01 am
The Diocese of Wichita concluded its Father Emil Kapaun pilgrimage on Sunday, after four days of walking, companionship and prayer.
Each year hundreds of pilgrims walk 60 miles to remember the heroic Army chaplain who is on the path to sainthood.
The march, which is all on foot, begins in northeast Wichita at the Church of the Magdalen, and ends at St. John Nepomucene church in Marion, Kansas - Father Kapaun's home parish. The pilgrimage concludes with the Father Kapaun Day Mass.
“The walk is demanding,” Sharon Norden, a veteran pilgrim for Father Emil Kapaun, told CNA. “Every year 95% of travel is on gravel roads. It is in the heat, with nature and all the elements that come with it.”