Called and Chosen – Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M.

Father Vincent R. Capodanno, M.M., was killed in Vietnam on September 4, 1967, as he gave physical and spiritual assistance to the wounded and dying Marines of the 1st Marine Division during battle with the North Vietnamese Army. Father Capodanno posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

Join us for the film showing of ‘Called and Chosen’
Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 2 pm
Maryknoll Society Center
55 Ryder Road
Ossining, NY 10545

Captain George J. Phillips (Ret.), Chairman of the Board of the Capodanno Guild located in Washington, DC, will be our guest speaker.

The ‘Called and Chosen’ documentary about the life of Father Capodanno was produced under the direction of the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild and EWTN, and was possible thanks to considerable financial and other support from many individuals and organizations.

The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers is among the film’s main supporters, and filming took place on the Maryknoll campus—we are honored to have been chosen to receive the prestigious Gabriel Award in 2018 for this film!

Fr. Vincent Capodanno, M.M.

Father Capodanno’s Cause for Canonization officially opened on May 19, 2002 and initial documentation was submitted to Rome during May 2004. On May 21, 2006, a Public Decree of “Servant of God” was issued by the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services. The formal renewal of the opening of the Cause for Beatification of Father Capodanno occurred on October 13, 2013 with the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild serving as the Petitioner of the Cause.

In 2017, the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services completed its nearly four-year inquiry into Father Capodanno’s life. The findings have been submitted to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome.

Over the years, his cause for sainthood has been supported by the Father Vincent Capodanno Guild, a private Catholic Church association and not-for-profit corporation.

“I am just there with them – I walk with them and sit with them; I eat with them and sleep in the holes with them – and I talk with them – but only when they are ready to talk. It takes time, but I never rush them.”

Fr. Vincent Capodanno M.M.: to his division chaplain David Casazza
Fr. Vincent Capodanno memorial, Staten Island New York

Fr. Vincent Capodanno memorial in Staten Island, NY

Fr. Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Memorial, Washington DC

Fr. Vincent Capodanno Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC