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Saint Joseph of Cupertino. Engraving after F.A. Lorenzini | 

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Saint of the Day for September 18

(June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663)



Saint Joseph of Cupertino’s Story

Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a fondness for prayer. After a short career with the Capuchins, he joined the Conventual Franciscans. Following a brief assignment caring for the friary mule, Joseph began his studies for the priesthood. Though studies were very difficult for him, Joseph gained a great deal of knowledge from prayer. He was ordained in 1628.

Joseph’s tendency to levitate during prayer was sometimes a cross; some people came …Read More