Fr. Vincent Capodanno Stained Glass Window

“Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno will be a great inspiration to Christendom students because they are young, have high ideals, and are looking for a challenge. A stained-glass window inspires people. It’s a type of Catholic ‘poster’ that points you to something, involves you in something.”
– Fr. Daniel Mode
Arlington Diocese priest serving the Archdiocese for the Military Services

Fr. Capodanno’s story began in 1929 when he was born to Italian immigrant parents, who raised him in a faith-centered home, igniting within him a desire to serve others through the priesthood. Answering his call to foreign missionary work, Fr. Capodanno joined the Maryknoll Fathers and was sent to Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

Entering the chaplaincy for the United States Navy in 1965, he distinguished himself through his heroic sacrifices for those young men in his care, his personal holiness, and selfless dedication to his duty. His dedication came to ultimate fruition during his 18-month tour in Vietnam from 1966-1967 when he died from 27 bullet wounds while administering medical and spiritual care to a wounded fellow soldier.  

If you prefer, a check can be made payable to “Christendom College” with “Fr. Capodanno Window” in the memo and sent to:

Christendom College
134 Christendom Dr.
Front Royal, VA 22630

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