Fr. Matt is excited to share that he has commissioned a statue of Father Emil Kapaun for our parish. The statue, which will be five feet in height, will be based upon the famous image of Fr. Kapaun celebrating Mass on the hood of his jeep during the Korean War.
It is being designed by Demetz Art Studio in Italy and will be hand-carved of linden wood.
Upon completion and delivery, the statue of Fr. Kapaun will sit in the entrance of the church and then be moved inside after Fr. Kapaun becomes Blessed, God willing.
Below is a slide show of the statue design and making, beginning with the first sketch to the carving of the statue base.
Please check back often for additional photos will added to the slideshow.