Joseph of Cupertino
|Saint Joseph of Cupertino,
Joseph of Copertino is lifted in flight at the sight of the Basilica of Loreto, by Ludovico Mazzanti (18th century)
June 17, 1603|
Copertino, Puglia, Kingdom of Naples
|Died||September 18, 1663
Osimo, Marche, Papal States
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||February 24, 1753, Rome by Pope Benedict XIV|
|Canonized||July 16, 1767, Rome by Pope Clement XIII|
|Patronage||Aviation, astronauts, mental handicaps, test taking, students|
Joseph of Cupertino, O.F.M. Conv. (Italian: San Giuseppe da Copertino) (June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663) was an Italian Franciscan friar who is honored as a mystic and a saint. He was said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping.:iii He is recognized as the patron saint of air travelers, aviators, astronauts, people with a mental handicap, test takers, and poor students. He was canonized in 1767.
See also 
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- Pastrovicchi, Angelo (trans. Francis S. Laing) (1918). St. Joseph of Copertino. St. Louis: B. Herder Book Co. ← free HathiTrust online ebook.
- Essay from "Saints for Sinners"
- Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Joseph of Cupertino
- Joseph of Cupertino
- St Joseph of Cupertino
- St Joseph of Cupertino Parish, Cupertino, California
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