St. Joseph of Cupertino

Joseph was known to other children as “the gaper” because he left his mouth open most of the time. He was not a good student. When he entered the Capuchin order, he helped in the kitchen and the stables. He struggled with his seminary classes, but he had a deep love for Jesus. Eventually Joseph was allowed to become a priest. He was then nicknamed “the flying friar” because of his God-given ability to levitate. In the face of both teasing and fame, Joseph remained humble and cheerful.

Sept. 18

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