Saint Joseph of Cupertino levitates

Saint Joseph of Cupertino

Saint Joseph of Cupertino levitates to the Cross

In the 17 years he spent at the Monastery of Grotella, Josephof Cupertino levitated over 70 times. 

On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, our flying priest, vested for Mass, levitated up to the pulpit, close to 6 feet from the ground and remained there suspended, in an attitude of prayer, his knees bent, his arms outstretched like his Savior before him on the Cross.

On Holy Thursday evening, Saint Joseph of Cupertino was praying with the other friars of his Order before Our Lord Jesus, Who was reposing in the Tabernacle, His Holy Sepulcher, high above the main Altar. 

Overcome with the sad reality that His Lord would suffer the ongoing agony of Gethsemane that evening and that of His Passion on the Cross the next day, and feeling the terrible emptiness in the church without His Presence until Easter Sunday, Joseph of Cupertino could no longer contain his grief and levitated, soaring high up to the ciborium which contained His Lord.


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The Reluctant Saint

The Reluctant Saint

Available January 15, 2010 'Made from the original archive film master 'Maximilian Schell stars as "the flying friar", St. Joseph of Cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing true story of the humble Franciscan friar who literally rose to sainthood. In the impoverished village of 17th century Cupertino, Italy, Joseph's peasant mother convinces the reluctant Abbott (Ricardo Montalban) to accept her son into the monastery. With the support of the kindly local Bishop who sees in him a great deal more than others, and by a series of miraculous incidents, the simple but pious Joseph is ordained a priest. Yet some are convinced that it is the devil, not God, who is responsible for Joseph's miraculous powers n until a final miracle reveals to all his true sanctity. ' A profound and humorous film for all ages. Also starring Lea Padovani and Akim Tamiroff. Directed by Edward Dymtryk.' Includes a 16 page Collector's booklet. This DVD contains the following language tracks: English with optional Spanish subtitles. Shown in Black & White. '"An amusing, amazing story."' Time Magazine '"Quite a remarkable transformation for Maximilian Schell. ... Ricardo Montalban is outstanding." Los Angeles Times





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