Of the Day: St Joseph of Cupertino

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St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) began having visions when he was eight. Despite his poor education, he became a priest due to his heroic virtue. His life was a series of visions and ecstasies. He would often levitate or fly. Despite being subject to ridicule and harassment, he was known for his joyful spirit.

St. Joseph of Cupertino Speaks:

“Clearly, what God wants above all is our will which we received as a free gift from God in creation and possess as though our own. When a man trains himself to acts of virtue, it is with the help of grace from God from whom all good things come that he does this. The will is what man has as his unique possession.”

 
via MyCatholic.com 

Patronage: Due to his gift of flight St. Joseph is given the patronage of air travelers, astronauts, paratoopers and the like. Interestinly, he is also a patron for struggling students as he too struggled with his studies.

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