In the very poor village of 17th century cupertino, italy, joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant abbott ricardo montalban to accept her simple but pious son into the monastery. Movie the life of saint joseph of cupertino saint joseph. Joseph of cupertino feast day september pray for us. The movie and the life of the saint joseph shows us just this simple thing. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Joseph was born at cupertino, in the diocese of nardo in the kingdom of naples, in 1603. Joseph of cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Joseph cupertino was the son a poor carpenter who died while joseph was in his mothers womb. Prayers to st joseph of cupertino for success in exams. Joseph of cupertino was born on june 17, 1603 in puglia, italy. St joseph of cupertino the reluctant saint youtube. Often depicted flying through the air with a cross, he is the patron of flight, aviators, and air travelers celebrated with a feast day on sept.
Half of the comments for the movie about cupertino are about another movie of the same title but about st. Bliss mfg st joseph of cupertino wairplane sterling medal necklace w24 chain. Godscowboy mentioned this post in heres a link to the full movie here on. Wonderful testimonies of st joseph of cupertino s intercession. Teresa of avila and others levitated because god wanted them to. Joseph of cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an idiot, is pressured to enter a monastery. He would be visiting me so i found it on e bay and when i showed him the movie he was elated. The reluctant saint is a 1962 film which tells the story of joseph of cupertino maximilian schell, a 17thcentury italian conventual franciscan friar and mystic who is honored as a saint by the catholic church. Joseph was born in 1603 at cupertino, in the diocese of nardo in the kingdom of naples.
Francis at assisi 35 the sacro convento at assisi, where st. He does so, and surprises everyone by passing the entrance exam to study for the priesthood. Joseph of cupertino movie, the reluctant saint totus. Joseph cupertino receiving godly visions at age 8 and born with a fiery nature, st. English with optional spanish or english subtitles. Following a brief assignment caring for the friary mule, joseph began his studies for the priesthood. Already as a child, joseph showed a fondness for prayer. The reluctant saint dvd, 2010 for sale online ebay. Joseph died, was buried, and for a century, this puzzling man who didnt fit in anywhere was forgotten. As our city and neighborhood populations have changed, so has our parish membership. Joseph of copertino was published in 1918 by the b. St joseph of cupertino is called upon today as the saint of flyers because of his mystical levitations, especially towards the eucharist and our lady.
After spending his childhood and adolescence in simplicity and innocence, he finally joined the franciscan friars minor conventual. My guess is because it would make it too easy for people to believe. 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. He went into the streets on his own and begged for the poor. It stars maximilian schell as joseph, as well as ricardo montalban, lea padovani, akim tamiroff, and harold goldblatt. Our wonderfully diverse, christian family invites you to join with us and together, grow our faith in god. Jul 25, 2016 it a true story about saint joseph of cupertino. It would no longer require us to have faith in what we have not seen. Christian culture thats inspirational, informative and fun twitter.
In this brief clip from the 1967 movie more than a miracle starring omar sharif and sophia loren, the flying saint, joseph of cupertino, plays a brief but important part. Joseph received his surname from cupertino, a small village in the diocese of nardo, lying between brindisi and otranto in the kingdom of naples. My brother watched this movie on tv and really loved it. It proves god can use anyone, even someone as awkward and clumsy as a jerry lewis type person. At this time he seemed to be transformed, becoming more humble and gentle, more careful and successful at his work. He was canonized declared a saint of the church for his virtue and holiness of life, and was made a patron saint of air pilots, probably because it is said that he would levitate from the ground during prayer. Do you wish to become great, then begin by being small. Saint joseph of cupertino 16031663 find a grave memorial. In this brief clip from the 1967 movie more than a miracle starring omar sharif and sophia loren, the flying saint, joseph of cupertino, plays a. In the impoverished village of seventeenth century cupertino, italy, joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant abbott ricardo montalban to accept her son into the monastery. Joseph of cupertino by historian and journalist sandra miesel. In his early twenties joseph desa was finally admitted to a franciscan monastery as a servant. Born in cupertino, italy, in 1603, he expressed an early interest in religious devotion, first.
After a short career with the capuchins, he joined the conventual franciscans. The reluctant saint official movie trailer youtube. Joseph of cupertino joined the conventual franciscan order and he struggled greatly with his studies. Film trailer the reluctant saint maximilian schell stars as the flying friar, st. Saint joseph of cupertino in the old kingdom of naples, is an example in point. Joseph of cupertino brand new the reluctant saint dvd new story of st. Sep 18, 2018 wonderful testimonies of st joseph of cupertinos intercession. Includes a 16page collectors booklet with an essay by film critic steven greydanus and a biography of st. Joseph of cupertino, in this heartwarming and amazing. A number of biographies of st joseph of cupertino have been prepared in the past and give us extensive details of the extraordinary life of the saint. Francis 20 interior of the upper church, basilica of st. He was said to have been remarkably unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and intense ecstatic visions that left him gaping iii.
Like its protagonist, saint joseph desa of cupertino, throughout much of his lifetime and most of the film, edward dmytryks 1962 film the reluctant saint is a modest affair that has attracted little attention, but has more to offer than meets the eye. We provide a place to practice our faith, educate our children and share our blessings with others. In the very poor village of 17th century cupertino, italy. Sometimes i feel surly because the majority of saints dont look like me. While originally written in 1753, father pastrovicchis work was also printed by tan in 1980 with the nihil obstat and imprimatur. He often permits the most glorious saints to begin in the deepest lowliness. In the impoverished village of seventeenth century cupertino, italy, joseph s peasant mother convinces the reluctant. His father felice desa, a poor carpenter, died before joseph was born and left some debts, in consequence of which the creditors drove the mother, francesca panara. Joseph of cupertino is the patron saint of air travelers, pilots, astronauts, and those with learning disabilities. Joseph of cupertino was one of those individuals who can be characterized as a natural mystic.
After his ordination to the holy priesthood, he gave himself up entirely to. Italian priest in the 17th century that is said to have levitated on a regular basis. Patron saint of air travelers, aviators, astronauts, people with a mental handicap, test takers, and poor students. What a pleasure to see all the testimonies on this page. Joseph of cupertino, who experienced so many levitations that were witnessed by his brothers in the franciscan order and others that he is. Levitation and ecstatic flights in the lives of the saints. Joseph of cupertino, a simple young man thought by many in his village to be an. Joseph of cupertino school at our open house on tuesday, january 28th from 9. But this is only the first of many surprises from the man who would become saint joseph cupertino. Joseph of copertino as now preserved in the basilica at osimo 119 interior of the basilica of st. Intercessor for exam success saint joseph of cupertino. Look upon us, o god, creator and ruler of all things, and, that we may feel the working of your mercy, grant that we may serve you with all our heart. St joseph of cupertino parish represents the diversity of our greater communities today, as we have since 1871. Pope clement xiii gave him the nod for sainthood in 1767.
The reluctant saint is a 1962 film which tells the story of joseph of cupertino, a 17thcentury. Joseph cupertino, the reluctant saint, while not 100% accurate, it is a delightful movie. The flying friar would only land when his superiors told him too. His father felice desa, a poor carpenter, died before joseph was born and left some debts, in consequence of which the creditors drove the mother, francesca panara, from her home, and she was. This movie is not rated, but was created with an adult audience in mind. But joseph retained his joyous spirit, submitting to divine providence, keeping seven lents of 40 days each year, never letting his faith be shaken. St joseph of cupertino 16031663 certainly one of the saints who is best known for levitating during prayer is st. This is the heartwarming and amazingly true story of the humble franciscan friar, st. Joseph of cupertino the flying friar maximilian schell stars as the flying friar, st. Of paramount importance are the thirteen volumes of the process of canonization preserved in the vatican archives. The movie was written by john fante and joseph petracca and directed by edward dmytryk. Apr 12, 2020 we are a roman catholic parish, located in the heart of cupertino, california, within the diocese of san jose. Maximilian schell, ricardo montalban, lea padovani, edward dmytryk. Joseph of cupertino, saint, mystic, born june 17, 1603.
Joseph of cupertino school a preschool through eighth grade catholic elementary school in cupertino, ca that is committed to educating the whole child. One wonders why jesus doesnt allow modern saints to levitate on camera. Joseph of cupertino elementary school alumni, 10120 n. Yet some are convinced that it is the devil, not god, who is responsible for josephs miraculous powers until a final miracle reveals to all his true sanctity. Joseph of cupertino novena pray more novenas novena. The reluctant saint is a 1962 film which tells the story of joseph of cupertino, a 17thcentury italian conventual franciscan friar and mystic who is honored as a saint by the catholic church. Theyre not married, or they dont have large families, or they lived a long time ago in europe or something, and generally didnt have to deal with the spiraling decay of modern life while still. The reluctant saint is a 1962 film which tells a somewhat fictionalized version of the story of joseph of cupertino, a 17th century italian saint. Joseph of cupertino was a failure at just about everythinguntil he excelled at miracles. In some countries he is invoked as the patron of those undergoing examinations for example, in italy, france, australia, and america and also as. After his ordination to the holy priesthood, he gave himself up entirely. Redemption drama movie english full length film duration. Joseph of cupertino is confused by so many people including amazon. No rockstar saint like a maximilian kolbe or an augustine.1063 536 1247 1416 385 763 971 883 813 957 282 1424 1322 1010 1222 498 1163 944 699 1352 31 1569 1478 853 1473 801 227 1487 1511 574 821 878 1362 361 1220 774 581 1234 63 466 1454 1462 842 1444