Blessed James Kern: The Priest of Atonement


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Called from the protective walls of the seminary to fight as a young soldier in World War I, he asks the Lord on bended knee for the grace to be showered with sufferings…

This is the story of Father James Kern’s total gift of self, and the touching way in which God took him at his word. Pope John Paul II said of him, “Out of love for Christ he did not selfishly cling to life, but consciously offered it for the good of others.”

Read this moving account of the young Norbertine priest who was designated one of the Catholic Church’s newest models of holiness by Pope John Paul II on June 21, 1998.